Pegatron plans to invest millions in chip factory for iPhones and, possibly, MacBooks

Pegatron, one of the two Taiwanese companies that assemble iPhones and iPads, has signed a letter of intent stating it intends to invest 10-15 trillion rupiah (approximately US$695 million to $1 billion) in an Indonesian factory to assemble “chips for Apple smartphones,” reports Reuters.

Deputy Minister Warsito Ignatius said the company plans to assemble the phone chips in partnership with Indonesian electronics company PT Sat Nusapersada at a factory on the island of Batam. The factory might also be used to produce MacBook components as well, but it would not be in the short term, he told Reuters.

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