Apple Buys Palo Alto Semiconductor (PA Semi)

Apple announced today that Bruce Sewell is joining their executive team as General Counsel & Senior Vice-President, reporting directly to CEO, Steve Jobs.

“We are thrilled to have Bruce join our executive team, and wish Dan a very happy retirement,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With Bruce’s extensive experience in litigation, securities and intellectual property, we expect this to be a seamless transition.”

So looks like Apple's chipset, patents and IP, and antitrust knowledge-base just got some formidable new muscle...