It is well known that although Apple is a consumer electronics manufacturer, in recent years Apple has become increasingly interested in chips and is preparing to
Intel is the world's top chip maker, occupying monopoly dominance in the field of computer processors, Intel has a large number of chip manufacturers around the world and has its own factories and facilities in the state of Oregon.
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The exact location of Apple laboratory is not known, but it may be in Beaverton and Hillsboro in Oregon. In Oregon, Intel employs a large number of employees and is one of the most important technology companies in the state.
In its recruitment notice, Apple said that some job requirements
Apple's recruitment Posts show that the location is in Portland, but the local media found that the location was in Washington County.
Whether apple branches in Oregon are directly related to the chip development program of the company is not yet confirmed.
Over the past few years, Apple has attached great importance to the research and development of chips. Before, Apple's chief financial officer Ma Siqun had confirmed that Apple's R & D costs had risen sharply, one of which was the investment in chip design and research and development.
In the past, apple designed its own A series of processors used in smartphones and tablet computers, which are powerful and even an advantage for Apple products. Apple can also control the pace of the chip upgrade and reduce the cost of the parts.
The A series of processors has made apple taste the sweetness of its own chip. According to US media reports, Apple has begun to design more chips, including baseband processors used for communication with mobile base stations. Apple also informed some chip suppliers that it would design its own products in the future and abandon procurement cooperation.
Apple's own chip design has also led to a sharp fall in the price of current semiconductor suppliers.
Recently, many media reports have reported that apple is going to expand the use of its own processor, and Apple will launch a laptop computer that carries the iOS operating system and will use the A series processor of the ARM architecture. Apple may reduce the size of Intel processors in the future.
Apple and Intel also belong to competitors and partners. With apple and Qualcomm Corp in a large number of lawsuits, apple is ready to send more handset baseband processor purchase orders to Intel, and Intel may supply 70% of this year's apple new cellphone baseband chip, which may share an order of one hundred percent in the future.
In addition, Intel has begun to enter the semiconductor service service in recent years, but Apple has traditionally chosen TSI and Samsung Electronics to produce chips, and has not cooperated with Intel.