Apple to set up $1.2 billion silicon design centre in Germany

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Apple has said it would establish an EU-based silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros (approximately $1.2 billion) over the next three years in expanding its team there and in R&D.

Munich is already Apple’s largest engineering hub in Europe, with close to 1,500 engineers from 40 countries working in areas including power management design, application processors, and wireless technologies.

The new facility will be home to Apple’s growing cellular unit, and Europe’s largest R&D site for mobile wireless semiconductors and software, Apple said in a statement, adding that the team would focus on 5G and other wireless technologies.

The expansion follows a $600 million deal struck by Apple with Anglo-German chip designer Dialog Semiconductor in 2018 to bring in-house the teams designing the main power chips used in its iPhone and other devices.

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed the ‘Apple to set up $1.2 billion silicon design centre in Germany‘ article. Translation from English to other languages via Google Cloud Translation. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Douglas Busvine. Editing by Elaine Hardcastle.

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