Latest in Gear

Image credit: Evan Rodgers/Engadget

Apple hires one of ARM's top chip designers

Mike Filippo could accelerate Apple's processor plans.
248 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Evan Rodgers/Engadget

Apple appears to be making up for its loss of chip designer talent. The company has quietly hired ARM Lead CPU Architect Mike Filippo to serve as a chip architect. It's not certain just what he'll do at Apple, but hes work at ARM focused on high-end CPU designs including the Cortex-A76 and future models like Hercules and Zeus. He also worked on "infrastructure-focused" and "automotive-enhanced" processors, and was instrumental to designs for both AMD and Intel.

Filippo signed on in May. He's working in Austin, a known hub for Apple's semiconductor plans.

His experience bodes well for many Apple products, since Apple uses ARM-based chips not just as the heart of its mobile hardware, but as companions in Macs. You could see iPhones and iPads that continue to push boundaries. However, he may play a crucial role in expanding Apple's use of custom processing power. The company is rumored to be making custom ARM processors for Macs, not to mention an augmented reality headset. Both of those will need both a lot of computing power and exceptional battery life, and Filippo could help Apple achieve those goals.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
248 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Fitbit is reportedly in the early stages of exploring a sale

Fitbit is reportedly in the early stages of exploring a sale

View
Tilta mods Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera with a tilt screen and SSD

Tilta mods Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera with a tilt screen and SSD

View
Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years

Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years

View
Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr