Apple begins hiring for Taiwan R&D center

In August VR-Zone reported that Apple was in in the initial stages of setting up an R&D facility in Taipei. Now it has begun the hiring process.

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Hiring has begun for Apple’s R&D center in Taipei.

In late August VR-Zone reported that the company started headhunting in Taiwan, inviting engineers and software developers to connect on Linkedin.

Now the interview process has started.

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Interviews are being done with staff from Apple’s Singapore office. It’s believed that staff from Singapore will be in Taipei on November 5 to do sets of interviews.

Apple is currently recruiting the following positions in Taiwan: Hardware Development Engineers (areas of expertise: audio, camera, sensors, power, analog, touch, RF, antenna, battery), Panel Process & Optics Engineers, Product Development Engineers, Product Development Engineer, Mechanical Engineers – Product Displays, Materials Technical Program Managers, Test Engineers, Software QA, Reliability Engineers, Product Safety Engineer – PD, Firmware Engineers, Engineering Program Managers.

In August Apple said that the new team in Taipei will be working on the next iPhone.

Having a R&D center in Taiwan will be a competitive advantage for Apple, since salaries are much lower compared to the United States.

With files from VR-Zone Chinese

Sam Reynolds is a Canadian technology journalist based in Taipei. His interest is the intersection between politics, business and technology.