Jeff Wilcox, Apple’s director of Mac system architecture who oversaw a lot of the Apple Silicon transition, has left Apple to be a part of Intel. He will head up Intel’s efforts to develop its personal system-on-a-chip.
Wilcox makes this transfer after eight years as a key participant in Apple’s desktop and laptop computer product growth. Before that point, he was really at Intel, so the transfer is a return for him, not a completely new frontier.
He introduced the change on LinkedIn over the previous few weeks. In his preliminary LinkedIn publish, he wrote:
After a tremendous eight years I’ve determined to go away Apple and pursue one other alternative. It has been an unimaginable trip and I couldn’t be prouder of all we achieved throughout my time there, culminating within the Apple Silicon transition with the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max SOCs and programs. I’ll dearly miss all of my Apple colleagues and pals, however I’m trying ahead to the following journey which can begin on the first of the yr. More to come!
And then a few weeks later, he wrote in a new publish:
I’m happy to share that I’ve began a new place as Intel Fellow, Design Engineering Group CTO, Client SoC Architecture at Intel Corporation. I couldn’t be extra thrilled to be again working with the superb groups there to assist create groundbreaking SOCs. Great issues are forward!
The transfer is sort of current; Wilcox began at Intel originally of this month.
The change is related to the broader story of Apple’s growth of exceptionally environment friendly chips and Intel’s struggles to sustain. Intel is engaged on new silicon that it hopes and claims will rival Apple’s current breakthroughs. Wilcox could also be a key chief in these efforts transferring ahead.