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| 29 September 2021, Wednesday |

Apple to invest $1.2 billion in new Silicon design center in Munich

Apple is planning to invest more than $1.2 billion over the next three years to establish a European silicon design center in Munich, Germany, and expand its team and research and development there.

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.

Apple said in a statement that 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, 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.