Apple hires 100+ former TI engineers for its third Israeli R&D center

By , Feb 10, 2013

Apple corporate employee recruiting video (teaser)

We’ve known Apple’s been bolstering its in-house chip design with a new research and development (R&D) center planned in the Israeli city of Ra’anana. According to a new report, Apple’s third Israeli R&D center is scheduled to go online in the second half of 2013 and will be staffed by some 150 former Texas Instruments employees.

It was reported in December that Apple tapped a pool of former Texas Instruments employees in Israel after the chip maker had announced it was laying off a staggering 1,700 employees as a result of moving its focus away from smartphone and tablet processors and toward embedded applications like in-car computer systems…

Globes explains (via The Next Web) that most of the 1,700 engineers Texas Instruments let go had worked in the wireless communications sector, specifically designing the chip maker’s OMAP processor and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio chips.

In Israel, TI’s activities are based on two acquisitions from the 1990s – Libit for $365 million and Betterplay for $50 million.

Libit’s activities, in the cables for modems sector, were transferred to Intel Corp. in 2010, and TI’s activities in Israel were mainly based on Butterfly’s technological capabilities in short-range communication chips, mainly for Wi-Fi, Blutooth, and NFC.

The upcoming Ra’anana facility “has received some of the DNA of Butterfly”, per Globes. The Next Web has learned from its sources that Apple plans to open its Ra’anana R&D center in “the second half of 2013”.

The former TI engineers Apple hired should focus on projects for Apple’s recently minted Technologies boss Bob Mansfield, who now heads Apple’s wireless and semiconductor teams.

In 2012, Apple opened an Israeli development center in the town of Haifa. The company also operates another R&D facility in the country based on its acquisition of the Israeli flash memory developer Anobit.

iPhone 5 promo (Bob Mansfield 001)

Moreover, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce confirmed last month that Apple is building an R&D center in Pudong, Shanghai, previously thought to be opening in Beijing.

Sources claim the Shanghai facility consists of three six-story Baroque style buildings with total floor area standing at approximately 10,000 sqm.

Despite spending one-quarter less on R&D compared to both Samsung and Microsoft, global management consulting firm Booz & Co named Apple the most innovative company of 2012.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000258418252 David Gitman

    Yay :D

  • tggt00

    ISRAEL!! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000603361739 Osama Muhammed

      how are you even proud of saying such a thing ?

      • tggt00

        this is my country! how cant I be proud???? how!?!??!? HOW?!?!?!!??!?!

      • http://twitter.com/iOS32401 Adam Alakeli

        fuck you and ur country i live in “ISRAEL” ,the worst most boring country in the world!!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        What country ??!
        Last time i checked you were invadors !!

      • Sean

        How are you walking around proud with a name like Osama…? Not to get into politics, but the only tech your region of the world gave us is SAND and a bunch of dictatores. The only reason you use a cell phone is because of Israeli chip technology… Go read a book and get educated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

    Really israel ?? Are they out of thier mind or some thing ?!

    Risky move apple , you need to think again in this one .

    • tggt00

      wow you kidding right?? israel is the most tech country in the world!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        Hehe, Thats really funny !

        Go home tggt00 , you are drunk!

      • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

        He is right! Israel realy the most tech country in the world. Go make some homework dude…

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        Okey , did the isrealiens invited the internet ?
        No
        Then shut the Fuck up

      • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

        You should learn how to communicate without the words: “shut the fuck up” because right now you show your hateness to jewish people like me. Anyway, what’s the connection to the internet? does arab invented the internat? arab invented something else important? no! so ….

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        I am saying israeliens and you are saying jewish . You are trying to make it my mistake.

        And this is how i am comunicating with invaders , if have a problem with that , sue me

      • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

        Well, in Israel most of the people are jewish. it doesn’t mean that we don’t have an arabs etc… but 90 percent are jewish.

    • http://TechToTalk.com/ Ali Wadi

      You know why bro?? because Apple’s Excecutives are Jewish and they want to support their country, and that is why they want to give them jobs :)

      And money of course :D

    • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

      You probably do not know Israel as it really is, but only rumors, newspapers and television news. Israel is a great country suffers from Arab countries for nothing. Bombard us with missiles and we are silent, do nothing…. and once we have been working to protect ourself then the whole world suddenly wake up from his sleep…

      In any normal country in the world that would not happen in life. Each country were constantly attacking it would make a long time ago to eliminate the phenomenon. You know what’s funny? We Msllmim them millions of dollars so they could operate normally. We provide them with food, electricity and many other things. rediculas eh?

      In any case, Israel has the greatest minds in the world. All the world’s great inventions were invented by Jews. Even the Disk On Key was invented by an Israeli.

      Proud to be an Israelien :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        A7A

        I am an Egyptian , so i know what israel really is .
        Israeliens are invaders , they took an arabic land and made it a Country .

        And actually israelien deserves to be bombed , cuz the they are fighting for thier land .

      • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

        As much as i remember we gave you sinay, it was ours. so who took from who? israel is a small place on the map compared to egypt and compared to other places in the world. we are all sourrnded by arabs and we still pay the electricity and water/food for the falestiniens in Gaza etc… what about that? show me another country that gives money to the people who bomb her.

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        Gave us what !!! Are you out of your mind .
        You invaded Egypt in 1967 and took sinai , and in 1973 we gave you a nice fuck and took most of sinai , and after a while we offered peace . and in 1981 we git the rest of sinai by law and due to the peace treaty and the camp david accords.

        Read some history before you speak , israeliens are invadors and will always be invadors .
        and fyi , hamas is the ones who are bombing your ass . And you cant defend
        Your self against those bombs , althought you are saying that israel is advanced.

      • tggt00

        haha you’re so stupid.. we gave you Sinai as a present.. and WTF we have peace with you!! Egypt don’t need people like you!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        Oh , yeah and you must be thinking that you also the ones who asked for peace first !, are you fucking nuts !!, read the fucking real history

  • isra el

    Bad for future apple reputation, building buildings on a theft land, and the funny thing is that israel knows that this will never continue, this is what Torah says :)

    Greetings ;)

    • MATT

      oh shut the f**ck up! you know nothing about Israel, and it’s history!

      • isra el

        Thanks for your nice language :)
        BTW, nothing against your Israel at all, maybe you are right that i know nothing about as you say, but this is nothing i came with from my own head, this is what God said, you would agree if you have a strong religious background that built on honesty..
        Other wise Israel is my neighbor country and all respect for all high educated people through Medicine, Electronics, Economy..

        So no private feelings bro ;)

      • Steve

        and I’ll say the same for you, It’s sad how extremist always interpret things the wrong way…

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        Excuse me , what history !???
        A 60 years of taking a land that is not yours and making it as a Country !!
        And killing and kidnaping the land real owners ?!!
        I suggest that you shut the fuck up if you dont know what are you talking about

        Ps. I am from Egypt so dont say anything else or you will see a response that you wont like

    • Steve

      It’s sad how extremist always interpret things the wrong way…

  • Miras safadi

    Yet they don’t have a single retail store here in israel!

  • Patrick

    Abdul, you must be out of your mind! If you only knew how advanced israel is in technology you’d speak differently

    • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

      They were advance in 1973 , buy still they lost against Egypt . :)

      Trust me technology wont help, israel wont last long :D

      • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

        And how do u know that?

  • sEN

    Israel! :)

  • http://TechToTalk.com/ Ali Wadi

    F to Israel :)

  • gsgn

    to Ehab

    lost? ha ha ha
    abdul nazer told your ppl on radio “we killing and winning the Israelis but the truth is that israeli solders was kicking your sand ass and take over sinai area area (they give it back for peace with you).
    you Arabs really stupid nation, you gave nothing to homogeneity and only provide terror and death.
    not every Muslim is a terrorist, but every terrorist is R Muslim…
    you F you and F your Sand ass country, keep with your tahrir square b.s and let smart ppl do tech in the world (its a tech Ehab, not camel’s…)
    p.s
    the reason that israel have more land then 48 is, Arab country’s try killing israel and israeli defend and strike back on them, and get in deep arab area cuz they smarter and better then you all bunch of sand lovers… (learn some history you ignored baster)

    • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

      1) its President Abdul Nasir
      2) the Egyptian army fucked your bitchy asses in sinai in 1973 while every one in the world said its impossible , and conquered the bar lev line which had the strongest weapons in the world by USA
      3) a while after Abdul Nasir asked for pease because egypt wont last long because of the bad economy and israel was having a huge problem cuz the arab world stopped the oil exporting to the countries that supports israel including USA and that lead to a pressure on israel and cutting the weapon supply thats why the pease treaty was signed after the egyptians took over more than 70% of sinai and only couple of cities and towns were left .
      And israel didnt give any thing for peace .
      It was already taken back by force idiot .
      And for your fucking information not all arab countries are full of sand or camels . And the reason of israel taking more land than 48 is that egypt singed the peace treaty and some countries was still on war so and these countries were weak then cuz of the continuing of war .
      4) yes not every muslim is a muslim but not every terrorist is a muslim cuz jewish were terrorist when they invaded Palestine . And there is lots of world known terrorists are from Europe .

      Ps : learn real history you bitch

      And still israel wont last :D so enjoy your life as you can until your day comes

    • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

      About the arab countries only give terror and death as you say then why are the rest of the world is interested in invisting in arab countries and why they make so much respect to the arabs as well .
      It seems that you have been living under the rock for a while .
      And actually camels only exists in some historical land not in every street , idiot .
      And for your records arab scientist and engineers are the best in the world read some history and learn the truth .
      Ps: we fight against our leaders cuz they are steeling from us , but that will change , thats why israel is afraid , cuz my when our revolutions wins we will be a threat to israel security , and by we i mean ( Egypt , Syria , Libya , etc .. )

      Remember my words israel wont last long :)

      Ps for iDB team : i am sorry about any bad word that were written in the comments of this topic
      Its the only way that arabs treat israelans ( the invadors ) cuz they took a land that dosnt belong to them . :)
      Have a nice day iDB and keep up the good work

      • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

        Arabs wants to control the world. They don’t care for people and children, instead they are bombing the twins with an airplane and bombing not just israel and the u.s.

        Let’s leave Israel outside for the momant, but what’s the real reason to bomb other countries? Pure terrorism.

      • http://www.facebook.com/EhabAlmoez Ehab Abdul Salam Almoez

        Arabs want to take control of the world ??!! Really ???!

        Then what is USA doing ???! Giving candy ?!!!

        Would you please SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU , AND SAVE YOUR BULLSHIT TO YOUR SELF , OKEY ??!?

      • http://twitter.com/asafmoraz Asaf Moraz

        All you know to say is: Shut The Fuck Up, you are an idiot bye bye…