Apple Preparing for ‘major Hiring Campaign’ at Israel R&D Center

Earlier this year, we broke the story that Apple has started to hire for its R&D center in Israel. Last year, Apple had acquired Anobit, an Israel-based flash memory company for anywhere between $400 million and $500 million.

Today, Israel’s Ynetnews, reports that the Apple will begin its “major hiring campaign” soon. The hiring is for dozens of new positions for its research and development center in Israel over the upcoming weeks.

The new employees will join the approximate 200 employees at Anboit, a flash memory company. Apple’s new hire will be located in  Haifa’s Scientific Industries Center, an international technology center known as Matam. Other companies such as include Google, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, and Yahoo have operations there.

Apple’s development center is being run by Aharon Aharon, a veteran of Israel’s technology industry. The report also said that he will be joined by Etai Zaltsman. Zaltsman was previously the deputy CEO of Texas Instruments in Israel.

The company has not revealed how it will use Anobit’s expertise, but Tim said in January that Anobit has “fantastic technical talent,” and that he feels “fortunate to have them join us.”

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