Apple announced it will award $45 million to Corning, which makes a special glass used on the iPhone 12.
In a statement, the tech giant said the investment will go toward expanding Corning’s manufacturing capacity in the U.S. and developing new technologies.
Corning worked with Apple on Ceramic Shield, a material used to cover the front of the iPhone 12 allowing it to withstand drops and scratches.
Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund has awarded Corning $450 million over the last four years.
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Corning also makes Gorilla Glass, a durable scratch-resistant glass used on a variety of smartphones, tablets and wearable devices including Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones.
Last month, Apple announced it was investing $430 billion in the U.S. over five years, including the creation of a $1 billion campus in North Carolina. Apple said the campus is expected to create 3,000 jobs.
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