SHERMAN (AP) – Apple is investing $390 million in Finisar, a company that makes lasers used in facial recognition technology.

It’s the latest investment from Apple’s $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, created to finance the work of domestic manufacturers and create jobs in the U.S.

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Apple said Wednesday that the investment will allow Finisar to boost production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, which Apple uses for Face ID, Animoji and Portrait mode selfies with the iPhone X TrueDepth camera and the proximity-sensing capabilities of AirPods.

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Finisar will open a manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas, about an hour north of Dallas, creating more than 500 jobs. Finisar runs a plant in Allen, just outside of Dallas.

Shares of Finisar jumped 19 percent before the opening bell.

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