Apple expanding its R&D hub in Rawabi in the Palestinian Authority

Apple is expanding its engineering R&D hub in the city of Rawabi in the Palestinian Authority, which currently employs over 60 engineers, reports Ctech.

“By creating more opportunities for Palestinian engineers, we saw a way to help address an important regional matter while advancing Apple’s core values,” Johny Srouji, senior vice pPresident of Hardware Technologies for Apple, told Ctech, though he didn’t say how many additional employees the tech giant will hire in Rawabi.

The Apple hub is run in partnership with Palestinian high tech company, ASAL Technologies, and works in cooperation with the tech giant’s R&D centers in Herzliya and Haifa, which currently employ 2,000 engineers. Ctech says the teams in Israel are working to develop technology across Apple’s products, including innovations on silicon such as the M1 family of chips, and the depth sensing camera that is instrumental to Face ID.

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