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Designed in California, Made in India/Vietnam/Texas? After years of consolidating an entire business ecosystem in China, Apple is now looking to other shores to sustain its complex, global supply chain. US-China political tensions and the latter’s Zero-COVID policy have strained the tech giant’s business from manufacturing to product launch. But this episode illuminates a story more of Apple disentangling itself from sole reliance on China than completely decoupling from the nation.
THE BIG TAKE | Tech 🎧
The semiconductor business is an increasingly strategic industry. Movements in the US, Asia and Europe to domesticate chip production could splinter the global supply chains underpinning the industry. National security, manufacturing costs, and the enforcement of restrictions are just a few of the challenges experts anticipate to hit the chip industry in 2023.
MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW | Tech 📖
Manufacturing is going “glocal”. Concerns over waning demand, environmental impact, and geopolitical tensions keep international trade in flux. Mattel, the Barbie toymaker, is a study in how manufacturers are diversifying their bases of production, maintaining factories near to and far from home, in this age of uncertainty.
THE ECONOMIST | Manufacturing 📖