What you need to know
- Microsoft has hired Mike Filippo to work in the company's Azure group.
- Filippo is a veteran semiconductor designer who worked at Apple as a chip architect.
Another key Apple engineer has been drawn away from the company.
As reported by Bloomberg, Microsoft has hired away Mike Filippo, a veteran semiconductor designer who worked at Apple for the last two years as a chip architect. According to the report, Filippo's work at Microsoft will involve custom silicon within the Azure group.
Filippo's exit from Apple is the latest in a number of high-profile executives and engineers leaving the company. Just last week, the company lost another engineer to Intel.
Executives and engineers are always popping between companies but it seems that it is just accelerating a lot more lately.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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