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Apple Hire in iPod/iPhone Division Could Point to Chipmaker Buy-out

6 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

As we well know, Tony Fadell, the former exec in charge of Apple's iPod division, has stepped down for personal reasons and Apple has hired Mark Papermaster, the PowerPC chip guru in IBM's hardware business. We've been discussing the move and there are a few reasons for choosing someone from IBM to lead what is, in reality, an entertainment division. First, iPods are now essentially mini computers and devices like the iPhone and the Touch are running homegrown hardware - basically stripped down ARM chips made popular by PDAs from the turn of the century - and containing communications chips and flash memory for various suppliers.
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Papermaster Forced Out of Apple

Technology : Techland: News (4 years ago)

Less than two years after leaving IBM to join Apple, Mark Papermaster has left his post as head of iPhone hardware. If you recall, IBM sued Papermaster in an attempt to keep him from joining Apple and divulging trade secrets, which ... Read Post

Apple ousts iPhone head amid Antennagate

Technology Industry News / Apple : The Apple Core (4 years ago)

In November 2008 Apple hired IBM’s Mark Papermaster to be Apple’s Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering replacing Tony Fadell as head of Apple’s iPod and iPhone divisions. A court deal later forced Papermaster t... Read Post

Amid iPhone 4 Antenna Controversy, Papermaster Out As Head Of Device Hardware

Technology : TechCrunch (4 years ago)

In November 2008, Tony Fadell, Apple’s senior vice president of the company’s iPod and iPhone divisions, stepped down due to "personal reasons." At the time, this was thought to be a blow to Apple, as Fadell was considered to be one... Read Post


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