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Sources add color to Apple Orlando design center claims

updated 02:58 pm EDT, Fri May 31, 2013

Apple said to have deliberately targeted AMD staff for hiring

The former AMD people Apple has hired for its Orlando Design Center were actively targeted for recruitment, and primarily through their LinkedIn profiles, MacRumors sources say. Apple reportedly discovered that many of AMD's 3D graphics patents were issued from Orlando offices, and hence concentrated hiring efforts on the city. AMD has posted job listings hoping to fill the recent vacancies.

The temporary office space Apple has leased for its Orlando team is furthermore said to be close to the AMD campus, although more permanent space is allegedly under construction. In all Apple is believed to have poached over 20 people from AMD, and recruited more people besides, with the ultimate goal of developing a GPU team of about 40 engineers.

The workers are said to be reporting to the former Intrinsity team, which Apple bought out two years ago. Intrinsity's technology forms some of the basis for the A-series processors used in iOS devices. The Orlando team will presumably be used to improve the 3D performance in iOS hardware and help give Apple an edge over other mobile platforms.



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  1. elroth

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    Please don't waste them all on iOS - give the Macs a boost.

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