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.

Top Rated Comments

Rogifan Avatar
116 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.
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SteveJobsLover1 Avatar
116 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.
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SteveJobsLover1 Avatar
116 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.
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definitive Avatar
116 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
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xlii Avatar
116 months ago
This is just the beginning of the end of Apple Engineering being done in the USA.
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Ochyandkaren Avatar
116 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.
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