Samsung nabs Apple expert
Per today’s report, Samsung has appointed ex-Apple employee Kim Woo-pyeong as the director of the recently established Packaging Solution Center which is in the Device Solution America (DSA) headquarters. Kim seemingly hails from South Korea and worked at Texas Instruments and Qualcomm before moving to Apple in 2014 where they worked for nine years.
The report doesn’t exactly say that Kim will work on the Exynos mobile chipset. After all, Apple doesn’t just make Bionic processors that power its iPhones, but also chips for its Macs and Watch, as well as U1 ultra-wideband chips.
That said, the report does mention packaging technologies, which are employed by chip makers to overcome SoC integration challenges.