Apple opens a new development site in Jerusalem, Israel to develop new Apple silicon chips for future Macs.


Elad Wertheimer, Apple’s silicon talent sourcing manager, made the announcement in a post on LinkedIn (via the times of Israel). The Apple development facility will participate in several Israel-led flagship projects, with “future processors for the Mac” at the forefront, according to Wertheimer. Engineers are already being recruited for the new location.

Apple already operates two research and development sites in Herzliya and Haifa. Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, is a native of the country and was responsible for establishing the Israeli development centers where the company now employs around 2,000 people. Last month, he said globes:

Through the Israeli development, Apple is managing and streamlining the data storage technology in a number of devices: wireless communication components for the Apple Watch, as well as the integrated circuits developed in Israel and the jewel in the crown: the Israeli team played a central role in the development the premium version of the company’s flagship M1 processor, including the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips designed to support premium Mac computers like the MacBook Pro and MacBook Studio. These chips were built here in Israel while collaborating with other teams around the world, including at the HQ in Cupertino.

Apple has significantly expanded its presence in Israel since 2011, with a focus on silicon and semiconductor design, testing and engineering. Earlier this year, the times of Israel reported that Apple’s Israeli teams are directly behind the development of the M1 chip.

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