Welcome to Ottawa, Apple and your $200,000,000,000 in free cash ....

One of the most recognized brands in the world is expanding into Ottawa, with an R and D facility in Kanata.  

Apple has remained silent about its plans for a 22,000-square-foot space under renovation in Kanata (a suburb of Ottawa), or how its new vice-president of core operating systems, S├ębastian Marineau-Mes, will build out the company’s Ottawa team.
But in the rumours and discussion spurred by Apple’s pending arrival, some common themes are emerging. The most prominent is that its current space is just the beginning of what will become a much larger research and development centre that could employ as many as 200.
Still, any automobile or automotive platform that Apple might make will only be as good as the software on which it runs. Which brings us back to Ottawa and Marineau-Mes and his former company. QNX’s software runs on more than 50 per cent of the automobiles on the road today. Its superiority was responsible for the demise of Microsoft Corp.’s much hyped Sync in-car operating system that was primarily associated with Ford.
The people at QNX know what they’re doing, and Apple knows it. If Apple is preparing to give the world some bold new brand of automobile, then Ottawa’s technology sector is poised to help in its delivery.

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