Apple Gearing Up For Second Israeli Facility In Haifi, Israel After Anobit Purchase

Posted on Jan 26 2012 - 10:02am by Editorial Staff

Apple earlier this month acquired Israel based flash memory maker company Anobit – at that time it is speculated that Apple plans to set its development center in Israel focusing on to gain access to its technology. But today business daily Calcalist is claiming that the company will open a research center there by the end of February.

The company reportedly received “several hundred of resumes” for various engineering positions. Specifically, Apple is seeking hardware engineers in chip development area with strong emphasis on electrical circuits, analogue and hardware testing and verification. The business daily learned that Apple’s new research center in Israel is not related to the Anobit acquisition.

The company CEO Tim cook puts up more light during Apple’s earning call on the Anobit acquisition in a chat with investors. Cook confirmed that company’s senior VP of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield is now in charge of the Anobit team. Anobit co-founder, chairperson and CEO Ehud Weinstein will stick around initially during the transition, but he will depart soon after.

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