Apple is reportedly set to open a new research and development office in Cambridge, England. The new offices are located at 90 Hills Road, which is also the home to headquarters for Microsoft and Sony, according to Business Weekly.
More than 1,000 technology companies have opened offices in Cambridge since 1998. The region has earned the nickname of “Silicon Fen,” in reference to Silicon Valley.
Apple’s new offices have room for 40 employees, although the initial number on staff could number around 20. The offices overlook the Cambridge University botanical gardens
The new campus was first unveiled by Apple co-founder and then-CEO Steve Jobs in 2011, and it gained final approval from the City of Cupertino in November 2013. Once complete (in late–2016), it’ll feature a 120,000 square foot auditorium and will host Cupertino’s WWDC keynote alongside its iPhone and iPad events, as well as any further special events Apple wishes to hold.
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