Apple set for Cambridge move

Apple is believed to be making a move to Cambridge, with the company’s eyes set on the newly renovated 90 Hills Road building.

The arrival of the tech giant would be a coup for the cluster that has recently seen a number of new investments.

Neul investment

In September, Huawei acquired wireless technology startup Neul to set up an Internet of Things centre of excellence.

Neul makes the radio modules that allow “things” to talk to each other, and to a central host.

Qualcomm were also rumoured to be purchasing Cambridge Silicon Radio earlier this year.

Apple’s UK presence

Apple currently have an office in London, and the Cambridge base is reportedly to be used for research and development. The office would have space for about 40 staff.

The giant’s move would boost the already strong Cambridge cluster. It currently boasts a strong cohort of tech startups and companies, which include Microsoft, Sony and Siemens.

Cambridge’s tech

With strong links to Cambridge University, the cluster’s startups have a particular focus on wireless hardware and proprietary technology.

One of the recent successes has been Metail, who raised $12m in October.

The startup develops technology that allows users to create 3D models of themselves for online clothes shopping.