Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 07:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After leading the design of Apple's mobile processors, which have powered the iPhone and iPad over the last few years, chip architect Jim Keller is returning to AMD to head up its microprocessor core design team, the chipmaker announced today. Keller is an industry veteran who brought plenty of experience to Apple's mobile processors. He was previously vice president at P.A. Semiconductor, which Apple acquired in 2008 for $278 million, and he went on to serve as a director of Apple's platform architecture group."
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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by Chrispynutt on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 13:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
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I kind of agree.

However it probably has more to do with the kind of people that reach this level.

They need a challenge and the smoothly oiled and slightly predictable Apple might seem dull compared to potential glory making of resurrecting AMD's CPU business. Especially if Steve did work out Apple's roadmap for the near future.

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RE[3]: Comment by smashIt
by MOS6510 on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 14:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by smashIt"
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To be honest I don't totally believe this Steve's magic roadmap.

It's hard to predict how the future will look, let alone in the tech world.

Steve saved Apple and a lot of people thought Apple would be lost if Steve left. So I kind of suspect this roadmap story is just a way to buy Apple time to prove they can manage find without Steve.

Don't forget it didn't bother Steve to tell you straight in the face something that wasn't true. It could be his final RDF act straight from the other side.

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RE[4]: Comment by smashIt
by Chrispynutt on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 15:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by smashIt"
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Too true, I think that sounds more plausible.

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Not to mention the numerous times that Jobs famously did a complete 180 when he saw that all of the facts were completely against his previous view. Which is the way smart people do work, not a knock on him by any means. However, if they start treating any kind of last instructions from him as a holy, unalterable, infallible text, then they're going to be screwed in the mid to long term.

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