Apple allegedly planning semiconductor development center in Israel

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  • Reply 21 of 45
    tinktink Posts: 395member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by waldobushman View Post


    Seems like a shaky region in which to build a facility. Must be some geo-political strategy involved in this decision, because as a business decision it makes little sense. For a company that needs both diverse and stable suppliers, this is a doubtful strategy.



    Science & Technology
    • Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce,

    • the country has more engineers and sees more scientific articles published per capita than any other country in the world,

    • designed the Pentium NMX Chip technology,

    • designed the Pentium 4 and Centrium microprocessors,

    • created Instant Messenger (ICQ),

    • Israel?s scientific research institutions are ranked 3rd in the world,

    • Israel is ranked 2nd in space sciences,

    • Israel produces the 3rd most scientific papers per capita, and the most in stem cell science,

    • leads the world in patents for medical equipment,

    • Israeli companies invented the drip irrigation system,

    • discovered the world?s most used drug for multiple sclerosis,

    • and Israeli cows produce more milk per cow than any other in the world.

    Business
    • Israel has the 3rd highest rate of entrepreneurship among women in the world,

    • Israel has attracted the most venture capital investment per capita in the world, 30 times more than Europe.,

    • Israel has more NASDAQ-listed companies than any country besides the US - more than all of Europe, India, China and Japan combined,

    • In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute numbers, Israel has more startups than any country other than the U.S.

    • and has good falafel!

    Hopefully Israel will invent peace with all her neighbors in the near future.
  • Reply 22 of 45
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Now Apple can have their own line of chips based on Hebrew place names?



    how about some Arabic, like Jihad (ahem, against Samsung)?
  • Reply 23 of 45
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Now Apple can have their own line of chips based on Hebrew place names?



    And finally wie can have kosher chips for our Mac's.
  • Reply 24 of 45
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,687member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tooltalk View Post


    how about some Arabic, like Jihad (ahem, against Samsung)?



    The only problem with that is that I doubt that Apple is going to set up shop in some place like Afghanistan anytime soon.
  • Reply 25 of 45
    conradjoeconradjoe Posts: 1,887member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    What is a "semiconductor development center" ???



    A nondescript suburban office building housing engineers.
  • Reply 26 of 45
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tink View Post


    Science & Technology
    • the country has more engineers and sees more scientific articles published per capita than any other country in the world,

    • ...

    • Israel produces the 3rd most scientific papers per capita, and the most in stem cell science,




    Wow, they must be doing really well in publications per capita if they come in 1st and 3rd... :-)
  • Reply 27 of 45
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,608member
    Quote:

    Hopefully Israel will invent peace with all her neighbors in the near future.



    Much as I'd like to see that I seriously doubt they have it in them. It certainly would be an achievement to trump the rest.
  • Reply 28 of 45
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,511member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tink View Post


    Science & Technology
    • Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce,

    • the country has more engineers and sees more scientific articles published per capita than any other country in the world,

    • designed the Pentium NMX Chip technology,

    • designed the Pentium 4 and Centrium microprocessors,

    • created Instant Messenger (ICQ),

    • Israel?s scientific research institutions are ranked 3rd in the world,

    • Israel is ranked 2nd in space sciences,

    • Israel produces the 3rd most scientific papers per capita, and the most in stem cell science,

    • leads the world in patents for medical equipment,

    • Israeli companies invented the drip irrigation system,

    • discovered the world?s most used drug for multiple sclerosis,

    • and Israeli cows produce more milk per cow than any other in the world.

    Business
    • Israel has the 3rd highest rate of entrepreneurship among women in the world,

    • Israel has attracted the most venture capital investment per capita in the world, 30 times more than Europe.,

    • Israel has more NASDAQ-listed companies than any country besides the US - more than all of Europe, India, China and Japan combined,

    • In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute numbers, Israel has more startups than any country other than the U.S.

    • and has good falafel!

    Hopefully Israel will invent peace with all her neighbors in the near future.



    Great informative post. Thanks, especially for the punch line.



    Explains why Apple might be interested in doing R&D there. I wonder if they're headed toward some basic research on things like semiconductor science. Anybody know anything?



    Maybe they're going to start something like Bell Labs or PARC now that they've arrived at a kind of hegemony.
  • Reply 29 of 45
    There seems to be a lot of ignorance in this forum, a common practice of regurgitating mainstream media news.



    Goes to prove that brainwashing is alive and well, and works on more than just Germans and Japanese.
  • Reply 30 of 45
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,511member
    bloggerblog, right, as usual.



    Gruber links today to a hair-raising MediaMatters report on some sleazy twisting of unemployment figures by a certain "news organization."



    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201112120005



    via http://daringfireball.net/
  • Reply 31 of 45
    Hope this is not true.



    Anywhere but apartheid racist Israel.
  • Reply 32 of 45
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,687member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OC4Theo View Post


    Hope this is not true.



    Anywhere but apartheid racist Israel.



    Israel is not an apartheid country. Where did you go to school? I'd ask for a refund.



    I suggest that you boycott Apple.
  • Reply 33 of 45
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OC4Theo View Post


    Hope this is not true.



    Anywhere but apartheid racist Israel.



    Totally agree with you. It's not just the Arabs who hate Israel.
  • Reply 34 of 45
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tink View Post


    Science & Technology
    • Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce,

    • the country has more engineers and sees more scientific articles published per capita than any other country in the world,

    • designed the Pentium NMX Chip technology,

    • designed the Pentium 4 and Centrium microprocessors,

    • created Instant Messenger (ICQ),

    • Israel?s scientific research institutions are ranked 3rd in the world,

    • Israel is ranked 2nd in space sciences,

    • Israel produces the 3rd most scientific papers per capita, and the most in stem cell science,

    • leads the world in patents for medical equipment,

    • Israeli companies invented the drip irrigation system,

    • discovered the world?s most used drug for multiple sclerosis,

    • and Israeli cows produce more milk per cow than any other in the world.

    Business
    • Israel has the 3rd highest rate of entrepreneurship among women in the world,

    • Israel has attracted the most venture capital investment per capita in the world, 30 times more than Europe.,

    • Israel has more NASDAQ-listed companies than any country besides the US - more than all of Europe, India, China and Japan combined,

    • In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute numbers, Israel has more startups than any country other than the U.S.

    • and has good falafel!

    Hopefully Israel will invent peace with all her neighbors in the near future.





    You forgot to mention these interesting statistics... http://old.btselem.org/statistics/en...Casualties.asp
  • Reply 35 of 45
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,687member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post


    You forgot to mention these interesting statistics... http://old.btselem.org/statistics/en...Casualties.asp



    So what. They got what they deserved.
  • Reply 36 of 45
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,687member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post


    Totally agree with you. It's not just the Arabs who hate Israel.



    You should join him and boycott Apple too. It seems that they're turning evil now.
  • Reply 37 of 45
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    So what. They got what they deserved.



    You might think that death and destroyed lives on both sides of this conflict is funny but I do not. This issue divides opinion like few others and I think it would be a big mistake for Apple to go ahead with any such investment.
  • Reply 38 of 45
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,687member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post


    You might think that death and destroyed lives on both sides of this conflict is funny but I do not.



    They wanted war and that's what they got. I don't have any problems with that.
  • Reply 39 of 45
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post


    They wanted war and that's what they got. I don't have any problems with that.



    They didn't want war, it was brought to them from Europe & the US
  • Reply 40 of 45
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smupha View Post


    They didn't want war, it was brought to them from Europe & the US



    *This is the parent coming into the room after overhearing the kids' conversation*



    You guys better still be talking about iOS and Android, lest there be a whappin'?



    *taps rolling pin in palm of other hand*
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