Apple hires former AMD graphics CTO

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 29 2009 @ 00:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple confirmed it has hired Bob Drebin, a former chief technology offer at AMD's graphics group.
The hire adds to the company's growing prowess in silicon at a time when some observers have said Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch are becoming increasingly interesting as game platforms

An online news site was the first to recognize Drebin changed his LinkedIn profile, listing his job as a senior director at Apple. Drebin helped develop the graphics chip used in the Nintendo GameCube while at startup ArtX, acquired by ATI Technologies in 2000. He remained with ATI through the acquisition by AMD in 2006 rising from engineering director to graphics unit CTO.


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