Tuesday, January 22, 2013

AMD hires ex Apple and Qualcomm chip designers

AMD is looking to diversify its product lines. AMD has recently hired two senior engineers with experience in low power chip design work from Qualcomm and Apple.

Reuters reports:

"Charles Matar, with expertise in low-power and embedded chip design, joined as AMD's vice president of System-on-Chip Development, two sources said. Matar most recently worked at Qualcomm.

Wayne Meretsky, who has worked at Apple on processors used in the iPad and iPhone, was named vice president, software IP development, they said. Meretsky will lead software developments for AMD's chips.

AMD spokesman Drew Prairie also confirmed that AMD hired the two engineers to help the chipmaker expand into new markets, but he did not provide details.

AMD depends on the PC industry for about 80 percent of its revenue. With sales in that business falling due to a growing preference for smartphones and tablets, the company is rushing to expand into new markets for its chip processors and graphics technology."

good for AMD low power devices are definitely the way to go.

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