Friday, 14 December 2018 09:58

Apple to spend US$1b on new campus in North Austin

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Apple's existing facilities in Austin. Apple's existing facilities in Austin. Courtesy Apple

Apple has announced that it will expand its operations in Austin, Texas, with a new campus to be built in North Austin at an estimated cost of US$1 billion.

A statement from the company said it also planned to set up new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, and expand in other cities such as Pittsburgh, New York, and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years.

Apple plans to invest US$10 billion in data centres within the US over the next five years, with the three in North Carolina, Nevada and Arizona being expanded and a new centre to be built in Waukee, Iowa.

The company said it had added 6000 staff to its US operations this year and now employed 90,000 across the country. In January, Apple said it would create 20,000 jobs in the US by 2023.

“Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the US and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin,” said Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

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Apple’s data centre in Reno, Nevada, is one of several US data centers being expanded over the next five years. Courtesy Apple

“Talent, creativity and tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas aren’t limited by region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, we’re redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.”

The new Austin campus will be spread across 133 acres and initially have 5000 engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000. This is expected to make it the biggest private employer in Austin.

The existing centre in Austin has 6200 workers and is the biggest number employed at any Apple office outside the Cupertino headquarters.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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