Apple on Thursday announced it will invest $1 billion to build a new campus in Austin, Texas.
Located less than a mile from its existing facilities, the 133-acre campus will initially accommodate 5,000 additional employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, which would make Apple the largest private employer in Austin.
One of Apple’s existing facilities in North Austin
„Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin,“ said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. „Talent, creativity and [...]
Apple owes $7 billion in royalties to Qualcomm since halting payments because of its ongoing dispute with the mobile chip maker over unfair licensing practices, according to a court hearing on Friday (via Bloomberg).
Apple began withholding the payments through its manufacturers last year, after the tech giant filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm claiming that the chipmaker was charging unfair royalties for „technologies they have nothing to do with.“ However, Qualcomm maintains its technology „is at the heart of every iPhone,“ and that the royalties are entirely valid.
„They’re trying to destroy our business,“ Qualcomm [...]
Die größte Turnaround eines Unternehmens in der Wirtscahftsgeschichte erreicht einen weiteren Meilenstein. iPhone&iPad
Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has begun commercial production of chips manufactured using its advanced 7-nanometer process (via DigiTimes). One of the major customers for chips built with the technology will be Apple and the A12 processor, which is expected to be found in all three upcoming 2018 iPhones.
The announcement comes from newly appointed TSMC CEO C.C. Wei, who spoke during the company’s technology symposium in Taiwan yesterday in hopes of dismissing recent speculation that TSMC’s 7nm production was facing a „slower-than-expected“ yield rate. Wei didn’t provide specific orders and customers for the 7nm chip [...]