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 Most of the Semiconductor skilled labor is being hired as fast as possible. Clearly, with Malta GloFo hiring 600-800 skilled labor, starting now, they are ramping up their full GloFo/Samsung 20nm/14nm FinFET Fab plant to full capacity for the fall and beyond. All major US universities would be wise to require advanced manufacturing lab requirements for ME, EE, CE/ChemE/Material Science E, etc., but they never have. I'll be the first to admit I would have killed to have...
The US presently doesn't have the skills to do the work at such a large scale. That statement goes back to 2009/2010 and Steve told the President if he can get nearly 30k US workers with these particular skills he'll bring back the manufacturing. In short, the next revolution of Industrial Trade Arts must include Advanced Manufacturing tech labor at community colleges, nation-wide.
 Yes they are most definitely getting into the Headphone business.
 A real coup would be Apple acquiring the Sennheiser family and making it an independent subsidiary, along-side Beats.
 In a year from now, that Beats heaphone set may resemble its trademarked look, but the guts will be designed in Cupertino.
Meanwhile, Apple was just granted another 62 [936 in 2014 and counting] Patents on June 3.   Some real juicy stuff here:   http://www.latestpatents.com/apple-patents-granted-on-03-june-2014/#more-27254
 Taking those new hires who are a team that fits Jobs ethos and keep a short leash on TBWA\Chiat\Day. Steve was very focused in these areas and no one at Apple were authorized to manage the Apple image, without Steve's consent. Building a team that can be as focused as Steve will be a shrewd move. Think of it as an A-team that Chiat\Day has to impress before they even waste the executive team's time.
 Lattner knows jack squat about ObjC [he's admitted consistently on the LLVM/Clang threads. He also knows squat about Clang and how it's put together, though he's well-versed in C++ and knows C. His expertise and thesis is centered around architecture and implementations of Compilers, and LLVM is a product of it.Someone he would have relied heavily on are the likes of Federighi, Forstall, Peter Graffagnino, several Cocoa experts at Apple, outside language experts like...
 It doesn't have the performance of C or Lattner and Federighi would have put up the sorting and other graphs to show it. It doesn't have the added overhead of ObjC 2.0 [they've put the magic into the compiler] but it sure won't match C11/C99. The Python comparison was obnoxious.
 We have a long way to go before that happens. 5nm is already being worked on and then we start into the picometer range. The laws of physics don't break down until we scale down past Planck's Constant and that won't happen until this species has mastery of the Laws of Physics, on a galactic scale.
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