May 28, 2019 / 9:04 AM / 6 months ago

Pegatron eyes spending up to $1 bln in Indonesia to make chips for Apple -official

JAKARTA, May 28 (Reuters) - Taiwan electronics company Pegatron has signed a letter of intent stating it intends to invest 10 trillion to 15 trillion rupiah ($695 million to $1 billion) in an Indonesian factory to produce chips for Apple smartphones, the Indonesian deputy industry minister said on Tuesday.

Pegatron plans to produce the chips in partnership with Indonesian electronics company PT Sat Nusapersada, Deputy Minister Warsito Ignatius told Reuters.

“The factory might also be used to produce MacBook components as well, but it would not be in the short term,” Ignatius said.

Reporting by Cindy Silviana; Writing by Fanny Potkin; Editing by Tom Hogue

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