Apple Chooses Munich for €1bn European Silicon Design Center

March 2021

The long-standing love affair between the US computer colossus and the Bavarian capital has reached a new plane, with Apple announcing that it will hire hundreds of new employers and build a new connectivity and wireless technology facility in Munich.

The expansion and accompanying additional R&D investment will come at a cost of roughly EUR one billion. It’s the latest chapter in a long and productive relationship between the company and the city.

“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, in a press release. “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.”

The new facility will house Apple’s cellular unit and become Europe’s largest R&D location for mobile wireless semiconductors and software. Apple hopes to move into the new building late next year.

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