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.

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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.