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Munich already has Apple’s largest engineering hub in Europe and now, the iPhone maker wants to expand its presents with a European Silicon Design Center. Apple wants to invest a billion euro’s, bring in new employees and build a cutting-edge facility focused on wireless technology and connectivity.

Apple wants to create a campus with almost 1,500 engineers from 40 countries with various specialities, like power management design, wireless technology, and application processors. These engineers should contribute to Apple’s custom silicon designs, to offer more power, more efficiency, and industry-leading performance.

The Munich expansion, together with research and development money, will exceed 1 billion euros in the next three years alone.

Apple’s German side

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that he could not be more excited for everything that the Munich engineering teams will find out and what kind of discoveries they will make concerning 5G tech.

He continued to say that Munich has been home to Apple for 40 years and he expressed gratitude to the community and Germany for making it possible.

In 2015, Apple opened its Bavarian Design Center, which now has 350 engineers. The team’s focus was initially on power management unit chips and created custom silicon ones for Apple’s line of products, including the Mac with the M1 chip.

The big Apple in Munich

In 2019, the company added silicon engineering sites in Kirchheim unter Teck and Nabern. The new facility will grow Apple’s cellular team and be Europe’s largest R&D site for mobile wireless software and semiconductors.

The team is working on 5G ad future tech, to bring innovation to the entire wireless experience.

The facility will span 30,000 square meters and is located in Munich’s Karlstrasse. Like every Apple office worldwide, the facility will run on 100% renewable energy. Across the country, Apple now has over 4,000 team members in operations, engineering, and retail.

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