Apple opens third Israeli development centerGlobes is reporting that Apple has now opened its third R&D center in Israel. The facility is based in the city of Ra'anana and will be staffed by 100 to 150 former Texas Instruments employees that were laid off late last year and earlier this year. Perviously it was reported Apple only hired "dozens" of those workers. The Ra'anana R&D center comes after Apple acquired flash memory maker Anobit for up to US$500 million in December 2011 and opened a Haifa-based R&D center in 2012. As with the previous two R&D centers, no one knows exactly what Apple is working on at Ra'anana. Globes states that when TI owned the facility its operations were primarily based on "technological capabilities in short-range communication chips, mainly for WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC" but that "in all likelihood Apple will take the Ra'anana center into a different strategic direction."Apple opens third Israeli development center originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Apple buying Anobit performance flash specialist tips reportApple has reportedly bought Israeli flash memory specialist Anobit, in a $400-500m deal for the NAND company’s proprietary performance technology. Anobit is a fabless semiconductor company which apparently already counts Apple among its clients, Calcalist reports, using embedded flash controllers in devices like the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air. The acquisition would presumably give Apple greater control over [...]
Bob Mansfield: 'all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT'Here's something you don't want happening when you're trying to wrap up a career, plan a jaunt to Moorea and generally goof off while waiting for the final checks to clear: large numbers of people demanding that you change something. That's probably what one Bob Mansfield is dealing with, just weeks before he'll turn in his Apple employee badge and do... well, whatever he wants. Just six days after the company yanked its products out of EPEAT's green registry, all eligible Apple products are back. Why? Well, many cities, entities and organizations (San Francisco, we're glaring at you) won't purchase products that aren't on the list, and according to a letter from Bob (embedded in full after the break), the removal "was a mistake." He also notes that "Apple makes the most environmentally responsible products in our industry," and that no other company in this industry can say that its entire product line "exceeds the stringent ENERGY STAR 5.2 government standard." Curiously, he also states that Apple's relationship with EPEAT "has become stronger as a result of this experience," which sure makes one wonder what went down to begin with. Now, Bob -- retirement. No more emails. Focus.Continue reading Bob Mansfield: 'all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT'Filed under: Cellphones, LaptopsBob Mansfield: 'all eligible Apple products are back on EPEAT' originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink The Loop | Apple | Email this | Comments
Apple reportedly buying flash memory company
According to Calcalist, Apple may acquire Israeli company Anobit for US$400 to 500 million. Anobit is a fabless semiconductor company that produces flash storage solutions for the enterprise and mobile markets. The Calcalist report claims Apple already uses Anobit's technology in its iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air and is supposedly interested in the company's flash controllers. These controllers are known for their low-cost and fast memory performance.
Apple's past hardware acquisitions include chip maker Intrinsity and microprocessor design firm P.A. Semi. Intrinsity is the brains behind Apple's A4 chip and likely worked with P.A. Semi to develop the A5, Apple's latest dual-core mobile processor.
Apple reportedly buying flash memory company originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Source | Permalink | Email this | Comments