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Apple has announced an investment of an additional 1 billion euros in German engineering over the next six years. This investment is a part of its Silicon Design Center expansion in central Munich. The funds will be used to construct a “state-of-the-art research facility” at Seidlstrasse, where Apple’s R&D teams can work collaboratively and creatively.
The senior vice president of Hardware Technologies at Apple, Johny Srouji, said, “Our R&D teams in Munich are critical to our efforts to develop products delivering greater performance, efficiency, and power savings“.
He further added, “The expansion of our European Silicon Design Center will enable even closer collaboration between our more than 2,000 engineers in Bavaria working on breakthrough innovations, including custom silicon designs, power management chips, and future wireless technologies“.
The Silicon Design Center expansion includes several R&D spaces at Denisstrasse and Marsstrasse, along with the new Seidlstrasse facility. These three new sites are situated across the street from Apple’s recently opened R&D facility at Karlstrasse. These facilities form Apple’s European Silicon Design Center, centrally located in Munich’s Maxvorstadt neighbourhood, along with engineering sites at Arnulfstrasse and Hackerbrücke.
The announcement builds on Apple’s previous 1 billion euros investment commitment in 2021, which established Munich as the headquarters of its European Silicon Design Center.
Apple claims to have spent over 18 billion euros with more than 800 German companies over the past five years, supporting job creation, community development, and workforce opportunities throughout the country.
With this investment, Apple aims to increase its presence and influence in the European tech market while driving innovation and progress in the field of engineering.