Apple already operates two research and development sites in Israel. Now, it wants to open its third R&D center in Jerusalem, Israel, to continue working on its in-house chips for Macs. Apple’s teams in Isreal work on the M1 processors that have been used in Macs and iPads. The engineers also work on the depth-sensing camera used for Face ID. These chips and technologies are heavily researched and developed at these sites.
Apple operates two R&D centers in Israel, now looking to open its third
The tech giant already runs two R&D sites in Herzliya and Haifa that employ 2,000 workers. However, it is looking to expand its development hub in the region. The announcement comes from Apple silicon talent recruiter Elad Wertheimer via a Hebrew language LinkedIn post.
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I am happy to share that we, Apple, are opening a new development site – in Jerusalem!
I personally am already recruiting female and male engineers for the fields of hardware horification – chip development.
The site will take part in the flagship projects we are leading from Israel, chief among them the development of the future Mac processors.
Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, Haifa-born Johny Srouji was responsible for setting up the Israeli R&D centers that are now expanding. “Through Israeli development, Apple manages and streamlines the data storage technology in a range of devices: Wireless communication components for the Apple Watch, as well as the integrated circuits that were developed in Israel, and the jewel in the crown,” Srouji said last month according to Globes (via Times of Israel).
“The Israeli team played a central role in developing the premium version of the company’s flagship M1 processor, including the M1Pro and M1Max chips designed to support premium Mac computers such as MacBook Pro and MacBook Studio. These chips were built here in Israel while working with other teams worldwide, including at the headquarters in Cupertino,” he added.
In related news, the Cupertino tech giant recently confirmed that it has purchased the seven-building Corporate Center in San Diego for $445 million as part of its previously announced commitment to bring 5,000 jobs to the area by 2026.