Intel hires Apple, Palm veteran for its smartphone group

Posted on Friday, July 16 2010 @ 21:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel announced it has hired Michael Bell as vice president and director for smartphone product development in the chip giant's Ultra Mobility Group. Bell is known for his contribution to the development of Palm's Pre and Pixi, and from 1991 to 2007 he worked at Apple and played significant roles in development of the iPhone and Apple TV products.
Michael Bell worked at Apple from 1991 to 2007 and played significant roles in development of Apple iPhone and Apple TV products. More recently, Mr. Bell served as the head of product development at Palm, where he contributed to the development of Palm Pre and Palm Pixi.

Anand Chandrasekher, the head of Intel Ultra Mobility Group, reportedly said that Michael Bell will help build and lead a team to build breakthrough smartphone reference designs to accelerate Intel architecture into the market. Bell will focus on delivering leadership products that advance Intel chips into smartphones, help drive new business growth and further cultivate Intel's global ecosystem relationships in this market segment.
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