Follow Neowin, at Apple, Wilcox is the director of Mac system architecture and the designer of Apple Silicon. He helped Apple design the Apple Silicon M1 chip used on Macs.
Jeff Wilcox has returned to his old home after 8 years at Apple
After 8 years working for Apple developing desktop and laptop products, Jeff Wilcox joined Intel – the company he worked for before moving to Apple. Wilcox confirmed the switch on its LinkedIn page.
“After eight great years, I have decided to leave Apple and pursue another opportunity,” he said. It’s been an incredible ride, and I couldn’t be prouder of all I’ve accomplished during my time there, culminating in the Apple Silicon transition with the M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max SoCs. I will miss all of my Apple colleagues and friends immensely.”
Also on his personal LinkedIn page, Mr. Wilcox said that his new position at the company is the Chief Technology Officer of the SoC Architecture and Design Engineering group. His goal is to help Intel create breakthrough SoCs with many expectations ahead.
Apple Silicon M1 is considered a revolution for the iPhone maker with a lot of impressive in terms of efficiency, performance and battery life. The Silicon M1 is the first ARM-based SoC that Apple offers on MacBooks as well as compact Mac models running macOS. This chip has basically allowed Apple to eliminate Intel CPUs – which is the only option in their products.
Intel, for its part, has outsourced Wilcox to develop SoCs capable of being based on the x86 architecture.