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Apple reportedly entices processor engineers away from Samsung

Apple has reportedly been successful in luring away a number of employees away from Samsung. Many of these hires are apparently technicians and engineers coming from Samsung's chip division. Apple is also reportedly giving these new employees increased independence, according to The Korea Times:

"Those former Samsung workers are given greater independence to proceed with their tasks. Apple prefers to use Samsung's chip experts because they are very diligent, mission-oriented and are prepared to acquire new knowledge," said another official.

Apple has a history of hiring chip experts away from Samsung, snapping up AMD veteran Jim Mergard from the company in late 2012. In addition to chips, Apple is also said to be trying to hire battery experts from Samsung, possibly for work on the rumored Apple Car.

Source: The Korea Times

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Meanwhile, I can't even get a job at an Apple Store.
  • You have to work at Samsung first
  • We're not allowed to agree with our competitors to not poach each others' people? Ooookaaaaayyyy!!!
  • Apple screamed about Google poaching their employees. Now apple is doing it with Samsung?? Double standard much apple?? Sent from the iMore App
  • So these Samsung employees are still with them or they just jumped ship to Apple? Btw can a person work at both companies at the same time lol?