Apple to invest $1.2 billion in silicon design center in Germany – TechCrunch

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Apple has announced that it plans to improve its company spendings in Germany. Specifically, the corporate desires to arrange a new facility in Munich, Germany. Known as the European Silicon Design Center, the group will focus on 5G and doubtlessly future wi-fi applied sciences.

The corporate stated that Munich is already its largest engineering hub in Europe. There are already 1,500 engineers working there. Specifically, Apple has been putting together its personal group of engineers working on power administration chips.

General, half of Apple’s engineers working on power administration are positioned in Germany. Since then, Apple’s groups in the nation have expanded past power administration to work on different chip designs.

Now, Apple plans to invest $1.2 billion (€1 billion) over the subsequent three years on a new constructing and new R&D investments. Whereas Apple is partnering with Qualcomm for the 5G modems in the iPhone 12 lineup, the corporate has additionally acquired most of Intel’s smartphone modem business.

As well as to in-house chip improvement, Apple’s groups additionally work on integrating third-party {hardware} with its units, such because the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

The corporate can also be utilizing this announcement to remind everybody that it's investing some huge cash in Germany as an entire. Apple works with many German suppliers, similar to DELO, Infineon and Varta. General, Apple has spent $17.8 billion (€15 billion) with 700 German corporations over the previous 5 years

Right here’s a rendering of the new constructing in Munich’s Karlstrasse. It ought to open in late 2022:

Picture Credit: Apple

Source : TechCrunch

Originally posted 2021-03-21 11:12:06.