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Apple Begins Recruiting Engineers in Taiwan for Various Positions

Last week, it was reported that Apple was looking to open a research and development center in Taiwan focused on technology for future iPhones, but at the time no such positions had been posted to Apple's jobs website.

But as noted today by Digitimes, Apple has over the past week been adding job postings for hardware engineering positions in Taipei engineers in Taiwan for various purposes. The report also indicates that Apple may establish a maintenance center in the country.
Apple has recently started hiring engineers in Taiwan and has posted positions such as senior packaging engineer, reliability engineering manager, senior software instrumentation engineer, senior AC-DC design engineer and sensing system hardware engineer on its website.

Apple is reportedly planning to establish an R&D team in Taiwan to develop products such as iPhone and has already attracted the attention of many IT engineers in Taiwan. Some market watchers even speculate that Apple may also establish a maintenance center for after-sales services.
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The article also mentions that Taiwan is a favorable place for Apple to hire engineers because of high skill and low labor costs, and Apple already has favorable relationships with technology manufacturers in the country such as Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron Technology. It is also a possibility that Apple will form partnerships with other companies in the region such as Wistron and Compal Communications to lower costs and diversify production, according to the article.

Earlier this week, Digitimes also reported that Apple would be sending engineers to Taiwanese packaging firm Xintec to help increase the yield rate for fingerprint sensors to be used in the iPhone 5S, which is reported to be limited to 3-4 million units in Q3 2013 because of a shortage.

Apple will reportedly unveil the next-generation iPhone on September 10, but it is still unclear whether the event will focus singularly on the iPhone 5S or also include the announcement of the rumored low-cost iPhone.

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16 months ago

1) Very, very low R&D budget.

2) Tons and tons of worthless design patents like rectangles with rounded corners and page-turning animation that took $0 in R&D.

It's highly probably that Apple's R&D budget is for buying components from various manufacturers and testing out which components are the best combination.


OK so basically you have no source and are just spouting BS. Got it.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

sr. ac-dc design engineer


aw yeah!

back in black
i hit the sack
it's been too long i'm glad to be back
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago
This is just the beginning of the end of Apple Engineering being done in the USA.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

This is just the beginning of the end of Apple Engineering being done in the USA.


Apple never did much engineering, though.
The tech used in Apple products came from manufacturers. Apple only hires checklist engineers to ensure all the components are in the right place. That's why their R&D budget is so low.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

What's your source for Apple engineers doing nothing more than checklist work?


1) Very, very low R&D budget.

2) Tons and tons of worthless design patents like rectangles with rounded corners and page-turning animation that took $0 in R&D.
There are near 0 patents in Apple's portfolio that have anything to do with advanced electrical circuitry. They're 100% design/artistic patents.

It's highly probably that Apple's R&D budget is for buying components from various manufacturers and testing out which components are the best combination.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

No, they do not.
R&D in materials and manufacturing processes come from manufacturers, not consumer electronics companies. This misguided notion that Consumer Electronics companies are engineering prowesses needs to stop. I have a feeling this misconception came from American patriots supporting Apple who wanted to believe America is still a technological powerhouse it once was. Stop it. It's just not true.
Manufacturing companies engineer. Consumer electronics companies buy and rebrand. Period.
Their A-processors are basic alteration from the vanilla ARM instructions and designs. All you need is something like libgcm and 20 minutes of your time to configure the circuitry to match the voltages to do what Apple "designs". Designing processors like what Apple is doing isn't hard...


If Apple isn't doing any engineering, why are are they filing patents for things like the fused glass process, or hydrogen fuel cells for mobile use? If designing processors is easy, what exactly qualifies as 'real' engineering? Spaceships?
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago
Ok now we know a certain someone is just trolling. And just signed up in August too.
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago

what does this mean to the north american manufacturing?


I wonder WHAT is SIEMENS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens) ( a German company ) doing, manufacturing and HELPING the USA export?

Siemens headquarters still in Germany, and it is very much a German company, even by having labs all around the world.

Of course Germany cannot afford them with plenty enough of talents.
Look at talents in German firms, you will find allot of non Germans.

Same applies to Apple, Pixar…
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago

I remember Obama and Cook said ...Made in USA... :rolleyes:



Please, you can do better.
What it has to do with the Mac pro?


Edison was born in the USA, Nikola Tesla was not.
Rating: 1 Votes
16 months ago

Apple products - Designed and made by Asians.

Ouch, that's gotta hurt, American patriots. :cool:


I wonder which computers these patriots use.

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No, they do not.
R&D in materials and manufacturing processes come from manufacturers, not consumer electronics companies. This misguided notion that Consumer Electronics companies are engineering prowesses needs to stop. I have a feeling this misconception came from American patriots supporting Apple who wanted to believe America is still a technological powerhouse it once was. Stop it. It's just not true.
Manufacturing companies engineer. Consumer electronics companies buy and rebrand. Period.
Their A-processors are basic alteration from the vanilla ARM instructions and designs. All you need is something like libgcm and 20 minutes of your time to configure the circuitry to match the voltages to do what Apple "designs". Designing processors like what Apple is doing isn't hard...

And their OS is a bastardized version of open source FreeBSD. They couldn't even make their own kernel like Microsoft can (I'm using a Mac, btw).



It makes you happy being this dumb?
If so, good luck!

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What are you talking about?
Jony Ive isn't an engineer. He's an artist. True, the drawing is done in America, but the high-level engineering is done by Asians in America and Asians overseas. :cool:


That is stupid.
Care providing names.

USA is a country of immigrants/created by immigrants.
Asians helped create the country.

And i wonder WHY would these so magical/superior creatures from Asia, you wrote about, would work for inferior European descendant CEO of Apple?

Stop being stupid, in respect to this forum.
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