[Pdx-pm] OT: Why no Apple Computer Oregon Site?

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Sun Feb 26 08:02:04 PST 2006

This is off topic, but pdx pm has many Mac-using professional
software designers, so someone here might have some insight.

I'm from chips and hardware, and the larger semiconductor companies
have design centers all over the world - many companies have small
10-20 engineer design centers in the Portland area,  some have major
sites.  Software seems more concentrated, and Apple Computer in
particular doesn't seem to have much design engineering presence
outside of Cupertino.  

I would think that Apple and Oregon would be a cultural good fit.
Now that they are using Intel CPUs, a close connection with the chip
designers near Hillsboro might help them combat the influence of
Microsoft, which is likely to push Intel processors away from
Macintosh optimality.  An Oregon design center might soak up some
of the "at-liberty" programming talent we have in the area. 

Any guesses as to why Apple hasn't already located an engineering
operation here?  Would this be worth pursuing for locals seeking
work?  Should I be bothering this list with a question like this?


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com         Voice (503)-520-1993
KLIC --- Keith Lofstrom Integrated Circuits --- "Your Ideas in Silicon"
Design Contracting in Bipolar and CMOS - Analog, Digital, and Scan ICs

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