Apple is secretly working on its own Mac processors in a Washington lab

Apple is secretly working on its own Mac processors in a Washington lab

Apple is secretly working on its own Mac processors in a Washington lab. Apple is going to take a big step as it has started to develop the processors for MacBook laptops and Mac desktops by its own in a Washington lab.

In this regard, Apple has developed a “secret” engineering lab in Washington, Oregon. And the lab is employing two dozens of engineers in order to get done and facilitate the Kalamata project, reports say.

The objective behind this project is to replace the Intel’s Mac chips with Apple’s in-house processors. Not to know, Intel has been a supplier of Mac processors and chips for more than a decade now.

Although, Apple has been planning and scheduling to make its own processors and chips for a long time however no one would be thought the company would start this soon.

According to the reports, Kalamata project was anticipated to start in 2020 but Apple has hired the services of former Intel engineers and Oregon workers and began working on it in a secretly built lab in Washington Country.

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Talking about the location of lab, well the exact location is not revealed yet. However, it is located somewhere near the border of Hillsboro and Beaverto, according to the sources familiar with the project.

Apple has been hiring for its Washington County site on its LinkedIn profiles since November. Moreover, company was hiring employees in the domain of expertise in design verification the employees they are that were formerly held senior positions at Intel.

In the beginning, the company had planned to expand Intel’s processors with a ‘Power Nap’ chip. However, now it looks like part of a long-term plan to go it single-handedly.

On the other hand, Apple also seems to be isolating itself from supplier Dialog Semiconductor steadily , which has been in charge for Apple’s power management chips.  As, CEO Jalal Bagherli told to The Financial Times that Apple has cut down orders by 30%, by saying that probably the trend will continue in 2019.

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