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Apple plans new silicon design center for 5G and wireless tech

The tech giant Apple has decided to launch a new silicon design center for 5G and other tech developments.

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The tech giant Apple has decided to launch a new silicon design center for 5G and other tech developments.

The center will be set up in Munich, Germany with an investment of over €1 billion ($1.2 billion).

The Munich investment will focus on Apple’s 5G and future wireless technologies. Moreover, it would double its workforce, which is, 1,500 at the moment. Apple’s presence in Munich stretches back 40 years. Munich is going to contribute to the silicon chip designs, introducing new M1 chips in 2020 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. 

It will also provide a 30,000-square-meter facility in Munich’s Karlstrasse district. The facility will become the European Silicon Design Center, which will open in late 2022. It will run on 100 percent renewable energy, which now has over 4,000 employees in Germany across retail, engineering, and operations.

Other than that, one of the largest R&D site for the maintenance of semiconductors and software. Teams also focus on developing, integrating, and optimizing wireless modems for Apple products. Apple’s site in Linz, Austria, is driving new radio technologies.

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