Apple Announces €1 Billion Investment in a Chip Design Centre in Germany

Apple has announced that it would expand its company investment in Germany. Indeed, in Munich, Germany the company needs to set up a new facility. A team is focusing on 5G and upcoming wireless networks, which are known as the European Center for Silicon Design.


With 1500 engineers working in the power management and device processor SoCs, Munich is now Apple's biggest growth hub in Europe, according to the group. The German offices are based on half Apple's power control engineers. Apple has developed an engineering team that works primarily on developing power management chips. Now the teams of Apple have also widened their emphasis on other chip concepts.

The new building area in Munich is valued at 30 square kilometers and Apple expects to move by the end of 2022. Like all Apple's global activities, it will be 100% driven by renewable energy.

In retail, engineering, distribution, and administrative fields, Apple employs over 4,000 people today. Apple will also invest in R&D and new construction over the next three years for 1,2 billion dollars (1 billion euro).

Teams from Apple work also on incorporating hardware from third parties for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch products as well as the creation of chips. Apple now has separate iPhone modem chips with the Apple A14 SoC on Qualcomm. The ambitions of Apple to replace modems from Qualcomm with an Apple own modem are nothing secret in the coming years.


Apart from DELO, Infineon, and Vargas, Apple has many German suppliers. With 700 German firms over the last five years, Apple has spent a total of 17.8 billion dollars (15 billion euros).

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