Apple Poaches One Of Samsung's Key Chip Designers

iphone 5 ifixit teardownApple’s A6 chip, which it uses in the iPhone 5.

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Apple has hired chip designer Jim Mergard away from Samsung, according to the WSJ.Mergard has an impressive resume. He was AMD’s chief engineer before his move to Samsung. So it’s a highly symbolic move that Apple was able to poach away such an experienced chip designer from its chief hardware rival.

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