Apple’s head of recruitment, Elad Wertheimer, said that the company is opening a research and development site in Jerusalem to work on future Mac processors.
“The facility will participate in the flagship initiatives that we are leading from Israel, first and mainly the development of future CPUs for the Mac,” Wertheimer stated.
In November 2020, Apple introduced its own M1 microprocessor, which replaced Intel processors in MacBooks.
Apple had been using Intel processors in its laptops for 15 years before making the switch to AMD.
The final Intel components were removed from Apple’s laptops with the release of the M2 MacBooks, which was the most recent product introduction from the company.
The development site that Apple is opening in Jerusalem will be the third of its kind to be located in Israel.
According to The Times of Israel, the internet giant’s two other locations are in the city of Herzliya and the city of Haifa.
The Haifa development center began operations in 2012, although the Herzliya location did not begin operations until 2015.
In an interview with Globes, Apple hardware technologies senior vice president Johny Srouji said that the Israeli team played a key role in producing the premium version of the M1 CPU for the firm.
There are around 2,000 employees working for Apple in Israel.