PA Semi founder and former CEO Dan Dobberpuhl has quit Apple.
Dobberpuhl joined Apple on acquisition of PA Semi two years ago but has since left Cupertino to join a start-up, a report claims. Cnet claims Dobberpuhl – widely regarded as a jewel in the crown within Apple’s processor development teams – left last year.
It’s thought he’s at Silicon Valley start-up Agnilux. Dobberpuhl’s departure from Apple is the latest in a growing pool of former P.A. Semi engineers who have left Apple since the latter’s $278 million investment in PA Semi.
Whether these departures are well-timed could be seen as being in doubt. Apple is reportedly planning to introduce levels of multitasking support within a future generation of the iPhone OS, according to AppleInsider.