New battleground is Apple's 500+ person San Diego office
By Rick Merritt, EETimes
February 7, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif — The latest battle of the all-out war between Apple and Qualcomm is taking a human toll. The iPhone designer is hiring cellular baseband engineers in San Diego, Qualcomm’s backyard.
A quick Google search turns up more than two dozen open Apple positions, many posted in the last 30 days, related to designing cellular modems and integrated applications processors.
One is for a cellular modem system architect with “deep understanding of wireless radio standards (including but not limited to 5G-NR, LTE, UMTS, 802.11ax, 802.11ad) and their implications on physical layer algorithms and procedures.”
Like other smartphone makers, Apple has a cadre of engineers with all forms of cellular expertise to help it choose third-party silicon. The latest postings are looking for actual chip designers.
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