mark papermaster

  • Former Intel Engineer, McKinsey Partner Rajan Naik Joins AMD

    Former Intel Engineer, McKinsey Partner Rajan Naik Joins AMD

    Chip maker AMD this morning announced that it has recruited Rajan Naik to become part of its management team. Formerly a senior engineer at the company’s main rival, Intel, Naik was most recently a partner in McKinsey & Company‘s Technology practice, where he worked for the past 11 years. Naik, 40, will become senior vice president and chief strategy officer of AMD, where he… Read More

  • The iPhone 4 Antenna Issue Won't Die — Because Apple Won't Let It

    The iPhone 4 Antenna Issue Won't Die — Because Apple Won't Let It

    In the past few weeks, I’ve been seeing more and more iPhone 4s out in the wild. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that Apple has added a least a couple million more to the 3 million sales figure they revealed at their press conference three weeks ago. But despite there being millions of devices out there, one thing that has been odd the past couple of weeks has been the lack of… Read More

  • Amid iPhone 4 Antenna Controversy, Papermaster Out As Head Of Device Hardware

    Amid iPhone 4 Antenna Controversy, Papermaster Out As Head Of Device Hardware

    In November 2008, Tony Fadell, Apple’s senior vice president of the company’s iPod and iPhone divisions, stepped down due to “personal reasons.” At the time, this was thought to be a blow to Apple, as Fadell was considered to be one of the execs on the short list to eventually succeed Steve Jobs as CEO. But Apple wasted little time finding a solid replacement: Mark… Read More

  • New Apple exec Mark Papermaster ordered to stop working immediately

    New Apple exec Mark Papermaster ordered to stop working immediately

    This is out of left field, but Federal District Judge Kenneth Karas has ordered that Mark Papermaster “immediately cease his employment with Apple Inc until further order of this court.” The issue arises from the basic non-compete clause in his IBM contract, but Papermaster argues that IBM is more big business whereas Apple is obviously consumer-y. “Electronic devices large… Read More