Apple reported it will award $45 million to Corning, which makes a special glass utilized on the iPhone 12.
In a proclamation, the tech monster said the investment will go toward extending Corning’s manufacturing capacity in the U.S. what’s more, growing new technologies.
Corning worked with Apple on Ceramic Shield, a material used to cover the front of the iPhone 12 permitting it to withstand drops and scratches.
Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund has awarded Corning $450 million over the past four years.
Corning additionally makes Gorilla Glass, a durable scratch-resistant glass used on a variety of cell phones, tablets and wearable gadgets including Samsung’s Galaxy cell phones.
A month ago, Apple reported it was investing $430 billion in the U.S. more than five years, including the formation of a $1 billion campus in North Carolina. Apple said the campus is required to make 3,000 jobs.