If you're hearing rumblings today about an abundance of chips in New York, it has nothing to do with the snack food industry. On Wednesday, reports surfaced that Apple may have a role to play in rumors of a major manufacturing plant coming to the Empire State.
The greatest source of this information is New York's top political powerhouse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Albany Times Union reports that it was Cuomo who suggested that Apple could be behind a "top-secret plan that has been pitched to state economic development officials for a 3.2 million-square-foot computer chip factory."
"We're shopping a lot of different companies at any given time," Cuomo said on the record. "Apple has a lot of competition, obviously, for their location. I don't think they're anywhere yet in the decision-making."
The top-secret Apple customer that has been scouting sites in upstate New York has had its site consultants visit the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta and the Marcy NanoCenter in Oneida County. Luther Forest is already home to GlobalFoundries, which built a 2 million-square-foot chip factory on 223 acres it owns there.
MMi will keep you posted on the story should it develop further.
Source: Albany Times Union