Apple is looking to recruit a Senior Engineer with experience in manufacturing chipsets using cutting edge process technologies, perhaps providing some clues to processors that will drive the next generation of mobile devices like the iPad 3. The company is looking for an Engineer that will be involved in the preparation for the chipsets that will drive the next generation of mobile devices via SoC or System on a Chip design.
The current A5 processor that is found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S utilizes 45-nanometer process engineering and any future A6 and A7 processors will likely have to be engineered using sub-45nm process technologies. This is exactly the the expertise in the engineer that Apple is currently looking for in their latest recruiting drive; “Experience with large SoC designs (>20M gates) with frequencies in excess of 1GHz utilizing state of the art sub 45nm technologies”
Earlier this year, Samsung, the manufacturer of the Apple-designed A5 processor, was rumored to be initiating production of a chip manufactured using a 28nm fabrication process. The chip, rumored to be the A6, was said to be a Quad-Core processor, and may or may not make an appearance in the iPad 3, rumored to launch in the first half of 2012.