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Is Apple setting up research center in Zurich?

The Swiss publication "inside-channels.ch" has an article on its website with the headline "Is Apple researching in Switzerland?". The article notes that at least 10 ETH doctorates/ post-docs have reportedly moved over to Apple from the ETH Computer Vision and Robotics labs. To the question whether Apple is setting up a research unit in Switzerland, Apple responded with a "no comment":

http://www.inside-channels.ch/articles/47075

An Apple posting for a "Software Engineer-Perception/Deep Learning" in Zurich says: "This engineer will join a world-class, multidisciplinary team and must be a hands-on, curious, and eager team player."

https://jobs.apple.com/chde/search#&...JobId=52941531

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Re: Is Apple setting up research center in Zurich?

That's true.
I heard that they hiring people now, especially looking for high performance computing specialist in Zürich area. I was actually surprised...
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That's true.
I heard that they hiring people now, especially looking for high performance computing specialist in Zürich area. I was actually surprised...
why surprised? ETH is a world leading university with people working at Cern, Nasa etc on top of that Google have a campus in zurich so a huge pot of talent to poach
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Re: Is Apple setting up research center in Zurich?

Well, I'm surprised because of Apple, ETH university, Google and so go on it's different thing, they were involved also before in such things. But Apple, it's something new for me, just because of this I'm surprised.
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Well, I'm surprised because of Apple, ETH university, Google and so go on it's different thing, they were involved also before in such things. But Apple, it's something new for me, just because of this I'm surprised.
Apple has traditionally had a high market share in Switzerland. For a corporation there may also be tax reasons for doing stuff here. A lot of people also want to come to Switzerland to work, if not permanently then for a stint because it looks good on their CV. Loads and loads of Americans for example apply for internship positions, but also increasingly Indians and Chinese. So they'd have no trouble recruiting top notch people. I don't think the idea of Apple opening a lab is totally outlandish.
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Re: Is Apple setting up research center in Zurich?

Last week's Handelszeitung reports that Apple and Facebook/ Oculus are building a cluster of "computer vision" researchers in Zurich. The reason is that the ETH has the highest concentration of computer vision professors in the world, according to the article:

http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unterne...ch-aus-1437748

These links are to two Apple job openings for computer vision personnel in Zurich:

https://jobs.apple.com/chde/search#&...JobId=83706031

https://jobs.apple.com/chde/search#&...JobId=53614760

Facebook's Swiss subsidiary, Oculus, has three openings in computer vision in Zurich at this link:

https://www3.oculus.com/en-us/careers/
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Re: Is Apple setting up research center in Zurich?

It's often best to build a "factory" close to the source of the materials needed for the proces.

Apple wants/needs people who are among the best and ETH delivers a nice bunch of those. And companies are fighting to get the best people.
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Re: Is Apple setting up research center in Zurich?

It would not surprise me. They want to make Zürich into another silicon valley.
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