Apple iPhones Could Soon Use Made-In India Chips From Upcoming Gujarat Plant

Micron Technology, the U.S.-based semiconductor giant, is considering supplying Apple with chips made at its new facility in Gujarat.

What Happened: According to a Business Standard report, the move could mark a major shift as Apple’s vendors currently assemble iPhones in India using imported chips.

Micron’s upcoming plant in Sanand, set to handle assembly, test, marking, and packaging (ATMP) of chips, will start operations by December. At that time, the plant will roll out its first batch of chips made in India, initially importing the wafers from Micron’s other global facilities.

The potential agreement with Apple depends on the tech giant’s approval. Initially, Micron plans to export the chips but aims to supply them directly to global clients, including Apple, in future phases.

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This strategy aligns with the Indian government’s production-linked incentive scheme, which targets a 40% value addition by the end of the fiscal year 2026 for mobile phones manufactured under the scheme. Currently, about 14% of Apple’s total iPhone production is assembled in India.

Micron is investing $2.75 billion in constructing the ATMP plant at Sanand, marking it as the first major global entity approved under the government’s semiconductor scheme. This initiative supports Apple’s drive to increase the value addition of its products manufactured in India.

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