After the announcement in September that Texas Instruments (TI) would be laying off
up to 250 engineering jobs (out of a planned cut of more than 1,700 employees), Apple may be using the opportunity to recruit
"dozens" of engineers and specialists for its research centers in Hertezliya and Haifa in Israel, according to reports. Many of the engineers came for TI's own Israel-based OMAP
and other smartphone and mobile chips. TI is said to be shutting down all Israeli operations, creating a pool of available processor talent.