Apple ramps up investment in Germany with additional €1 billion to expand Silicon Design Centre
Two years ago, Apple announced the selection of Munich, Germany, as its chip design center in Europe to expand the development of custom chips, which will ultimately be integrated into future iPhone, iPad, and Mac product lines. The investment includes the expansion of the original engineering center and research and development work, and Apple has decided to invest approximately $1.19 billion over three years.
Recently, Apple announced that it will add an additional investment of €1 billion over the next six years as part of the expansion of the chip design center in Munich, Germany. Munich is already Apple’s largest engineering center in Europe and has established a world-class engineering team of more than 2,000 engineers from 40 countries responsible for different projects, including power management chips, wireless technology, and custom chip design.
Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that Apple has had a history of over 40 years in Munich, Germany, and the local engineering team is at the forefront of innovation, helping Apple manufacture dream products. The new technologies developed by the team are crucial to Apple’s development of higher-performance, more efficient, and energy-saving products.
In addition to the newly built Seidlstrasse facility, the chip design center’s expansion plan also includes several other research and development spaces located on Denisstrasse and Marsstrasse. These three new locations are all opposite the Karlstrasse research facility, which Apple recently opened. Together with the Arnulfstrasse and Hackerbrücke engineering sites, these new facilities form Apple’s European chip design center, occupying a core position in the Maxvorstadt community in the center of Munich.