Apple to invest over 1 billion euros in Germany with new Munich campus

Apple is going to strengthen their chip design R&D with a major investment in their campus in Munich, Germany. The announcement is huge news for the chip design but also software engineering space, and technology sector in general, but in particular for Munich and Bavaria as a high-tech location.

The new state-of-the-art facility in Munich will be home to Apple’s growing cellular unit, and Europe’s largest R&D site for mobile wireless semiconductors and software.

Building on its deep roots in the region, Apple’s new center in Munich will focus on 5G and future wireless technologies.

From the Press Release

Source: Apple to invest over 1 billion euros in Germany with new Munich campus – Apple (UK)

Nvidia to buy ARM for $40B

nVidia has a blog post over the proceeding. Of course, not only for the sheer size of the deal at $40B, not only techcrunch but also The Verge report on how Nvidia is acquiring Arm for $40 billion. The impact and consequence of the deal is suspected to be huge. ARM’s market share in mobile computing has been tremendous. Through their licensing modes, many mobile phones can remain affordable with decent CPUs and GPUs. With nVidia in the game, a huge single vendor emerges for the market, that some random sources expressed concern over market dominance.