As part of the expansion of its Silicon Design Centre in central Munich, Apple has announced that it will spend an additional 1 billion euros on German engineering over the next six years. This is in addition to the business’s prior 1 billion euro investment pledge from 2021 when it chose Munich as the location for the headquarters of its new European Silicon Design Center.
Apple to spend in Germany to grow Silicon Design Center to make itself independent
According to CEO Tim Cook, the engineering teams in Munich, which is already the company’s largest technical hub in Europe, play a crucial role in the innovative inventions that thrill customers worldwide.
The company claims it would develop and build a cutting-edge research facility at Seidlstrasse, building on its longtime presence in Germany and expanding investments across Europe. The facility will be constructed to allow Apple’s R&D teams to collaborate and innovate more effectively by providing ample lab space, cutting-edge design, and a strategic location.
According to Johny Srouji, the tech giant’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, the Munich-based teams at Apple have made significant contributions to the ground-breaking custom silicon designs used in the company’s most recent products as well as important cellular and power management innovations. He continues that this includes the brand-new MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max, Apple’s newest Mac silicon that offers people everywhere even more power-efficient battery life and performance.
As part of the expansion of the Silicon Design Centre, teams will also work out of new offices in Denisstrasse and Marsstrasse in addition to Apple’s new Seidlstrasse location. A nexus of invention and innovation has been established in the heart of Munich thanks to the three new locations, which are just across from Apple’s recently opened R&D facility at Karlstrasse.
The new buildings make up Apple’s European Silicon Design Centre, which is based in Munich’s Maxvorstadt area and joined by engineering locations in Arnulfstrasse and Hackerbrücke.