Apple Buys Former Semiconductor Plant in North San Jose

Apple buys former semiconductor plant in North San Jose for $18.2M. The plant was originally owned by Samsung before it was sold to Maxim Integrated Products in 1997. The plant was closed after Maxim Integrated Product no longer do consumer electronic business.

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“It’s pretty small for a fab. The only thing I can think that they would be doing is potentially be saying, ‘OK, we need to do some prototyping in some way or form.’ Or they want a clean-room space to do some tweaky development. This isn’t big enough to do anything (production-wise).” –  Dean Freeman, research VP at Gartner, where he leads the Internet of Things Center of Excellence.

Previously, we have reported rumors saying Apple is currently developing their own GPU. If this recent purchased related to the secret project, it indicates the team is on track. And yes, it seems the new plant located beside Samsung Semiconductor plant.

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(via 9to5Mac)

 

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