Intel has simply acquired a brand new engineer who was behind the creation of Apple’s M1 SOC for Macs and is now poised to create groundbreaking SOCs for the blue group.
Apple Engineer Who Designed the M1 SOC Employed By Intel To ‘Create Groundbreaking SOC’s
Former Apple Engineer & Director of Mac system structure, Jeff Wilson, has announced over at his LinkedIn profile that he has joined Intel and might be working with Intel’s engineering groups within the creation of next-generation SOCs.
A SOC, in any other case referred to as a System-on-chip, is an entire answer that homes the CPU, GPU, IO, and different IPs on the identical chip. With Intel going for a extra hybrid architectural strategy, an SOC design is an ideal alternative for group blue who might be leveraging their next-generation course of and new applied sciences corresponding to FORVEROS and EMIB to create the subsequent computing options for shoppers & servers.
It has been an unimaginable trip and I couldn’t be prouder of all we completed throughout my time there, culminating within the Apple SIlicon transition with the M1, M1 Professional, and M1 Max SOCs and techniques
I’m happy to share that I’ve began a brand new place as Intel Fellow, Design Engineering Group CTO, Consumer SoC Structure at Intel Corporation. I couldn’t be extra thrilled to be again working with the wonderful groups there to assist create groundbreaking SOCs. Nice issues are forward!
Jeff Wilson, Intel Design Engineering Group CTO, Consumer SOC Structure
Previous to Apple, Jeff had labored at Intel because the Precept Engineer and Lead structure for shopper PC chipsets throughout 2010-2013 and as a Principal Architect at NVIDIA (2007-2008). Whereas we do not know what Jeff might be engaged on as his subsequent undertaking at Intel, it ought to be famous that not way back, well-renowned and legendary chip architect, Jim Keller, had additionally joined Intel because the Senior VP of Silicon Engineering between 2018-2020. Jim had additionally labored at Apple and moved on to AMD to work on their Zen core structure. With a number of top-tier engineers, Intel positively has loads of goodies for customers deliberate for the subsequent a number of years.
We just lately received to see Intel’s Meteor Lake SOC take a look at chips from Fab 42 in Arizona and we additionally know that after that comes Arrow Lake, Lunar Lake, and Nova Lake. All of those are going to be a significant step in a hybrid SOC design for the blue group that can assist them compete towards Apple’s future Mx and AMD’s Zen options.
Information Supply: PCMag