A key figure in the development of Apple Silicon has left Cupertino. Jeff Wilcox is returning to his previous employer, Intel.
Apple Silicon DirectorJeff Wilcox Leaves
Mr. Wilcox was a Director, Mac System Architecture from November 2013 until the end of 2021. He led the transition from Intel chips to Apple Silicon and also developed the System on a Chip (Soc) and system architecture behind the T2 coprocessor. He is now an Intel Fellow working on SoC architecture for the chipmaker’s clients.
In a post on his LinkedIn profile, spotted by AppleInsider, Mr. Wilcox said his time at Apple “been an incredible ride and I could not be prouder of all we accomplished during my time there, culminating in the Apple SIlicon transition with the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max SOCs and systems.”
Obviously, key tech leaders move between firms on a fairly regular basis, but this is undoubtedly something of a blow for Apple. It is approaching the end of its proposed two-year transition period from Intel chips to Apple Silicon.