American manufacturing big, Apple, has been within the expertise business for a very long time. We all know that the corporate has a number of patents with regards to smartphones and different equipment. What will not be so frequent is the truth that Apple has been engaged on automotive applied sciences for many years. In keeping with current studies, since 2000, Apple has utilized for and printed a complete of 248 automotive-related patents. Apple’s patents cowl driverless expertise, journey consolation, seating, suspension, navigation, battery administration, V2X vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and extra. Probably the most filed patents are communications and navigation patents, adopted by unmanned driving.
Apple’s patent software gained’t be printed till about 18 months after submitting. Eight automotive patents have been printed since 2021, with extra prone to be issued later this yr. In 2021, the corporate has printed extra patents than it did in 2020. After all, 2020 had a number of distractions thus we don’t anticipate a lot from any expertise firm. From 2010 to 2015, Apple utilized for lower than 10 automotive patents per yr. Nevertheless, it began to extend to 44 in 2016 and hit a brand new excessive of 66 in 2017. In 2014, there have been studies that Apple is growing a driverless automotive, and there have been rumours since then.
Apple can have companions
Apple has been negotiating with a variety of automakers and element suppliers over the previous few years. Nevertheless, we nonetheless don’t know which companions Apple will work with. One factor that’s sure is that Apple can have companions. Contemplating that Apple’s patents are associated to home windows, seats, suspension and different automotive parts, we have now purpose to consider that Apple will not be solely involved with the software program however has a excessive chance of launching an entire automobile.
The most recent rumours recommend that the Apple automotive has 4 seats, probably dealing with the seats, and not using a steering wheel or brake pedals. When will the automotive be launched? We have no idea, however analysts anticipate Apple to focus on a 2025 launch.
Samsung poaches Apple’s worker once more – this time, a semiconductor chip professional
In keeping with media studies, the connection between Apple and Samsung is barely complicated. The 2 corporations are one another’s greatest opponents within the subject of shopper electronics, however on the identical time, the 2 corporations are additionally companions. Apple purchases from Samsung. For a lot of key parts, together with OLED panels, Samsung additionally earns a number of income from Apple by promoting parts. The connection between Apple and Samsung is each a accomplice and a competitor. This additionally makes the circulate of essential executives between the 2 corporations barely uncommon. Even when Apple has poached numerous technical specialists and executives from many corporations, only a few of them are from Samsung.
By way of poaching staff, Samsung is main. The most recent report reveals that Samsung just lately poached a semiconductor professional from Apple once more. In keeping with studies within the Korean media, Samsung Electronics arrange a packaging resolution centre in its U.S. in July this yr. The appointed director is Kim Woo-pyeong, who beforehand labored at Apple. Nicely, Apple did poach Kim Woo-pyeong from Qualcomm the place he beforehand labored. Earlier than Qualcomm, he was at Texas Devices.
Relating to Samsung’s poaching of Kim Woo-pyeong from Apple, some specialists consider that that is additionally uncommon between the 2 corporations. That is additionally Samsung’s poaching of essential skills from Apple after a few years. The final time was in 2012 when Samsung poached Luc Julia, director of Apple’s Siri challenge.
Because the analysis and improvement of chip course of expertise change into tougher, the development of packaging expertise has change into a serious breakthrough level for foundries. They’re making an attempt their greatest to enhance packaging expertise to beat bodily limitations. Packaging expertise can also be one of many areas that Samsung Electronics focuses on.