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Apple hires AMD Trinity architect John Bruno

Posted on Thursday, July 19 2012 @ 20:17:37 CEST by

The Tech Report spreads the word that John Bruno has taken up a new position at Apple. Bruno was fired last November as part of AMD's layoffs which included 10 percent of the company's workforce, he was one of the system architects responsible for the definition and delivery of the Trinity Fusion APU platform.
SemiAccurate says Bruno now holds the title of System Architect at the Mac maker. The folks at SlashGear tracked down his LinkedIn profile, which you can find here, and the information checks out. It looks like Bruno was an ASIC Design Manager at ATI before joining AMD as Senior ASIC Design Manager. His last title at AMD was, "System Architect, Office Of The Chief Engineer." Bruno also has a degree in engineering from the University of Toronto. SemiAccurate calls Bruno "the guy who brought you Trinity," but his profile suggests he worked on the platform spec for the APU, rather than architecting the chip itself.

This isn't the first time an AMD executive has defected to Apple. Three years ago, we learned that Bob Drebin and Raja Koduri both joined Apple after holding the exact same job at AMD: Chief Technology Officer of the graphics product group. Koduri actually replaced Drebin as AMD's graphics CTO when Drebin left in early 2008. Koduri then went on to follow in Drebin's footsteps.



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