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DEVELOPMENTSITES


Munichcore to Apple’s Europeanoperations


THE COMPANY WILL BUILD A NEW FACILITY THAT WILL FOCUS ON CONNECTIVITY AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY. JACOPO DETTONI REPORTS


Design centre. The plan entails the construction of a new


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state-of-the-art facility that will focus on con- nectivity and wireless technologies, and create hundreds of local jobs, the company said in a statement on March 10. The expansion, together with additional


investment in research and development (R&D), will exceed €1bn in the next three years alone, the company added. “I couldn’t be more excited for everything


ourMunich engineering teams will discover— fromexploring the new frontiers of 5G tech- nology to a new generation of technologies that bring power, speed and connectivity to the world,” Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said in the statement. Located in Munich city centre and sched-


uled to come online in late 2022, the new 30,000 square-metre facility will behome to Apple’s growing cellular unit, and its largest R&Dsite for mobile wireless semiconductors and software in Europe. The city is already Apple’s largest engineer-


ing hub in Europe, with almost 1500 engineers from40 countries working across seven offices in a variety of areas, including power manage- ment design, application processors and wire- less technologies. In 2015, Apple opened its Bavarian design


centre, which nowhasmore than 350 engi- neers. The team’s initial focus was on power management design and they have been criti- cal to Apple’s efforts to delivermultiple power management unit chips. And in 2019, the com- pany added silicon engineering sites in Nabern, Kirchheim unter Teck, 200km west of Munich. Today, about half of Apple’s global powermanagement design teamis located in Germany, the company said.


New home: the facility in Munich will be home to Europe’s largest R&D site for mobile wireless semiconductors Apple has spent over €15bn with more than


PROJECTPROFILE


700 firms across Germany in the past five years, the company’s figures show. This includes the chip manufacturer Infineon, battery company Varta and the family-owned chemical company DELO, which is delivering resin for face identi- fication technology in Apple’s newest products. Located an hour outside ofMunich, DELO


has also been working with Apple’s environ- mental teamin the region to reduce its use of harmful chemicals and its carbon footprint, joining Apple’scommitment to be carbon neu- tral across its entire business, supply chain and product life cycle by 2030. In 2015, Apple launched the Supplier Clean


Energy Programand, across Germany, suppli- ers are working toward new solutions to run their Apple production with 100% renewable power.Companies including Henkel, Tesa SE and Varta have also joined. Once all of Apple’s supplier projects are completed, these commit- ments will avoid be worth 14.3 millionmetric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually— the same as taking more than 3 million cars off the road each year.■


ICOULDN’TBEMOREEXCITEDFOREVERYTHING OURMUNICHENGINEERINGTEAMSWILLDISCOVER


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APPLE’S EUROPEAN SILICONDESIGN CENTRE, MUNICH


Investment €1bn in the next three years


Focus Connectivity and wireless technologies


pple is doubling down on its commit- ment to its Munich operations by mak- ing the city its European Silicon


GLOBALOUTLOOK


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