Corning Gorilla Glass gets Apple investment, Lattice Data acquired


Apple awards glassmaker Corning US$200M to grow made in USA jobs with Advanced Manufacturing Fund — Apple has invested into Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning with the first award for $200 million from the Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment pool, to support “revolutionary glass production methods.”
Apple notes that the partnership between it and Corning has generated and sustained 1000 jobs, with 400 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky alone. Also likely contributing to the award is Corning’s acquisition of enough renewable energy to cover all of its Apple manufacturing in the US.

Apple acquires AI company, Lattice Data — Apple has scooped up Lattice Data, a company that applies an AI enabled inference engine to take unstructured, “dark” data and turn it into structured (and more usable) information for about $200 million, according to TechCrunch.
The deal was closed a couple of weeks ago, and about 20 engineers have joined the larger company, the article adds. Lattice was born out of the Stanford research project DeepDive, a framework for statistical inference. DeepDive is used to extract sophisticated relationships between entities and make inferences about facts involving those entities.

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