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Apple’s Custom Chip Development Operations in Florida Taking Root

Apple’s Custom Chip Development Operations in Florida Taking Root

It looks like Apple’s processor development operations are expanding to the Orlando, FL area, as the company has posted Orlando-based job openings on its website.

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AppleInsider:

While most of Apple’s internal hardware development is housed out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., a number of interesting Orlando-based job openings were noticed this week by AppleInsider. Specifically, seven positions advertised by Apple are related to developing and testing processor hardware, while another Orlando-based job seeks candidates who can develop drivers for graphics processors.

One posting is looking for a reference model engineer that would specialize in “modeling GPU hardware.” Another lists running the iOS platform on “pre-silicon platforms.” Two other Orlando area positions are related to design verification, calling for candidates who can “develop verification plans, create verification test bench components, generate tests, run simulations, and debug design issues,” among other tasks.

The job listings, which were discovered by AppleInsider are a sign that Apple is apparently planning hardware development efforts in the Central Florida area.

The Orlando area has a strong tech presence, as AMD has a research, development and design office in the city, and Electronic Arts’ Tiburon game development studio, responsible for the popular “Madden NFL” franchise, is also Orlando based.

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