Daily Crunch: Apple announces a chip design center in Germany

Apple is investing heavily in Germany, Russia has taken to Twitter and Roblox has gone public. March 10, 2021 this is your daily crunch. PS Do not forget to sign up for TC Early Stage 2021, we are conducting April 1 and 2nd and a virtual event focused on fundraising! Apple says it will spend $1.2 billion to build the European Silicon Design Center, which will based in Munich and focus on chip design for 5G and other wireless technologies.

This isn’t Apple’s first advantage in Munich – in fact, it says it has already hired 1,500 engineers in the city, establishing it as Europe’s largest engineering hub. These groups initially focused on power management but later expanded their focus to other areas of chip design. You can see the rendering of the planned building above. Russia is trying to frustrate Twitter – Russia’s state-run Roskomnadzor says it is taking action after Twitter did not remove the banned content.

Daily Crunch: Apple announces a chip design center in Germany

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