From Apple PR’s “Apple will invest over 1 billion euros in Germany and plans European Silicon Design Center in Munich” posted Wednesday:
Building on its deep roots in the region, Apple is adding a new facility in Munich to focus on 5G and future wireless technologies.
Apple will make Munich its European Silicon Design Center, adding hundreds of new employees and a new state-of-the-art facility focused on connectivity and wireless technologies. Munich is already Apple’s largest engineering hub in Europe, with close to 1,500 engineers from 40 countries working in a variety of areas including power management design, application processors, and wireless technologies. Their work is contributing to Apple’s custom silicon designs with industry-leading performance, powerful features, and incredible efficiency. The expansion in Munich, together with additional investment in R&D, will exceed 1 billion euros in the next three years alone.
“I couldn’t be more excited for everything our Munich engineering teams will discover — from exploring the new frontiers of 5G technology, to a new generation of technologies that bring power, speed, and connectivity to the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Munich has been a home to Apple for four decades, and we’re grateful to this community and to Germany for being a part of our journey.”
My take: Is it too cynical to suggest that when the EU attacks Apple it doesn’t hurt to remind its members where in Europe its bread is buttered?