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Apple suing former A-series chip lead; each accuses the other of illegal acts

Added 12-10-19 07:31:02am EST - “Apple is suing former A-series chip lead Gerard Williams, accusing him of breaking his employment contract and 'exploiting' Apple technology ...” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “Apple suing former A-series chip lead; accusations fly both ways 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Apple is suing former A-series chip lead Gerard Williams, accusing him of breaking his employment contract and ‘exploiting’ Apple technology.

Williams in turn says that Apple’s non-compete clause is unenforceable under California law, and that the iPhone maker illegally monitored his text messages …

Williams is said to have led the development of the A-Series chips which power iPhones and iPads, responsible for everything from the A7 chip first used in the iPhone 5S through to the A12X used in the current iPad Pro line-up.

In particular, the engineer has worked on packing more tech into the A-series chips to reduce the physical size of components and improve battery life. He is credited as an inventor on at least 60 Apple patents.

Williams left Apple back in March, though did not at the time reveal his plans. It was only last month that we learned he was working with two other former Apple execs to create a new chip company, Nuvia – and it is this which has led to the lawsuit.

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