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Is Apple Investigating Solar Powered Mobile Devices?

Sep 14 2013, 5:22am CDT | by

Apple seeks engineers with solar experience for its mobile devices

A job posting, found on the Jobs at Apple website, states that the company is looking for engineers with the thin film deposition technology experience in either solar or semiconductor processing...

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Is Apple Investigating Solar Powered Mobile Devices?

Sep 14 2013, 5:22am CDT | by

Is Apple Investigating Solar Powered Mobile Devices? Apple is hiring solar engineers

Apple seeks engineers with solar experience for its mobile devices

A job posting, found on the Jobs at Apple website, states that the company is looking for engineers with the thin film deposition technology experience in either solar or semiconductor processing industries.

According to Apple Insider , the key qualification section of the job listing, posted on Thursday, hints that the selected candidate will work on the application side of R&D, instead of the development phase. Apple also mentions that it prefers the candidates with experience associated with vacuum evaporation, sputtering, electroplating as well as other technologies which is generally related to disposing thin-films or circuitry.

Though it is seen that the word “Solar” is mentioned for two times in the job posting, it cannot be necessarily concluded that Apple is trying to build a solar powered iPhone. Many technological companies have histories of hiring engineers with multidisciplinary backgrounds, as the system is intricately related to each other.   

However, a particular qualification found in the listing, which is stated as: “Knowledge of thin-films in the context of RF shielding is highly desirable”, strongly indicates that Apple might be trying to build a new system for its smartphones related to radio interference blocking.       

Apple is relentlessly trying to develop different methods to extend the battery life of different devices. Third party companies have already grabbed a huge market for solar charging products. But if Apple is able to develop a solar panel for its future iPhone or iWatch which has the ability to extend that battery life dramatically, it would be a huge innovation for mobile products. 

 

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Ehsanul Haque Kanan is covering consumer electronics with passion. He is especially an avid follower of all things Apple.

 

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