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Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Hardware News |

AMD steals a senior engineer at Apple

AMD steals a senior engineer at Apple

Jim Keller.

A corporate move is interesting happened today, when it reported on the new hiring of AMD. This is Jim Keller, who comes as corporate vice president and head of architecture for microprocessors. Do you striking the news? It turns out that this person was raised all the way from Apple, a company where he served as Director of the group of micro, specializing in the development of chips for mobile devices such as the A series that uses the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPhone.

No doubt a blow to the firm bite of the apple, and is remarkable because for the last time it was who took away engineers, giving this time the situation in the opposite direction. Anyway, not the first time that Keller worked for AMD, since in the past too did and in fact, is responsible for the design of products AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Opteron 64.

This news is also important because as indicated by analysts, the move could mean AMD’s aggressive entry into the area of mobile devices across platforms with low energy consumption, perhaps to threaten the reign of ARM in this area and put the road further Intel and its hard to Medfield .

Link: Apple’s CPU architect Jim Keller departs to head up chipmaker AMD’s processor group (The Next Web)

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