Apple Getting Another AMD/ATI Graphics Guru in Raja Koduri?

Apple Buys Palo Alto Semiconductor (PA Semi)

Something seriously smoking be going on round Apple way if the latest story from The Inquirer (via MacRumors) is to be believed:

We've just heard from sources deep inside 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California that [Raja Koduri, AMD/ATI Chief Technology Officer, Graphics Product Group] is heading there.

So for those keeping score at home, this adds to:

  • PA Semi lower-power PPC chipset designer: bought
  • ARM cpu: licensed
  • PowerVR GPU graphics core: licensed
  • Mark Papermaster, IBM chip guru: hired
  • Bob Drebin, AMD/ATI graphics guru: hired

Steve Jobs has said Apple is working on their own systems-on-chip for future iPhones and iPod touches. Looks like that work has got some serious hardware, and talent behind it.

Our only question is, what's going to melt the universe first, the Hadron Collider, or whatever Apple's got cooking up in their basement?

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, ZEN and TECH, MacBreak Weekly. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter, App.net, Google+.

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There are 2 comments. Add yours.

Theo says:

My money is on the iArmageddon

frog says:

I just hope there developing the battery technology to support this stuff!