Ex-IBM Papermaster finally takes Apple post

08ipod_famApple today announced that Mark Papermaster will indeed be coming to Apple as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on April 24.

The news follows weeks of wrangling between Apple and IBM, the latter firm had blocked the appointment arguing its former executive knew too many trade secrets to work at a competing firm. How the situation was resolved has not been disclosed.

Papermaster will lead Appleā€™s iPod and iPhone hardware engineering teams. The litigation between IBM and Mark Papermaster has been resolved.

Papermaster has 25 years of product and technology experience, and was previously a vice president at IBM. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1988. Papermaster is active with the University of Texas where he is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council.

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