More evidence points to Apple expanding mobile chip development to Florida

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Author: Christian Zibreg
Publisher: iDownloadBlog
Date: April 16, 2013

New evidence has surface in the form of several Apple job postings advertising for silicon experts for the Orlando, Florida area, where the iPhone maker is rumored to be setting up a brand new shop for custom chip development. Among the seven positions advertised on the Apple Jobs web site are those specifically related to developing and testing processor and mobile graphics hardware.

Among the advertised positions: a GPU Csim/Reference Model Engineer who specializes in “modeling GPU hardware” and a GPU Drivers Engineer who would be “validating and implementing features for new GPUs” and “bringing-up iOS with GPU Driver on pre-silicon platforms”.

According to AppleInsider, these jobs listings could be “the first sign that Apple is apparently planning to start hardware development in the Central Florida area.”

Notably, Apple earlier in the month advertised for a candidate with the ability to write “low-level code to configure and control hardware,” with working knowledge of different types of sensors to add to its AuthenTec team. Read more here.