Johny Srouji has been a key player in the development of Apple’s products over the past few years. He is the senior vice president of hardware at Apple and is responsible for Apple’s tremendous development in processors, with the A-chips in iOS devices. This experience has placed him as one of Intel’s candidates for new CEO.
Intel has been looking for a new CEO for the company for several months. As indicated by Axios, Johny Srouji is one of the new names to be added to the list of candidates for the position. And there are reasons for him to be on this list, both because of his work at Apple and his background in the technology industry.
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In 2008 Johny Srouji was hired by Apple to lead the development of the A4 chip. This processor that came to the iPhone is especially important, as it is the first one designed by Apple. Having your own processors is one of the biggest advantages of Apple devices, since it allows you to optimize them for the rest of the product’s hardware and software. And the performance of the iPhone and iPad year after year is proof of that. John Srouji was actually rewarded for his work.
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But before he came to Cupertino, Johnny Srouji had already proven himself in this field of technology. Between 1990 and 2005 he worked as a senior manager at IBM and… Inte l. Indeed, Johny Srouji has already been working on chip development at Intel, and this is surely one of the reasons why he is now one of the candidates for CEO.
While he’s only a candidate on the CEO list for Intel at the moment, he doesn’t stop us from wondering what would happen if he leaves or what reasons he has to stay at Apple. Currently his position as senior vice president of hardware allows him to have full control over new product development and reports directly to Tim Cook.
It’s probably more tempting to be the CEO of a company as big as Intel. But there are more reasons to stay, and they have to do with the future of the Mac . Currently Apple Macs use Intel chips but there are more than enough reasons to think that this will change in the short term. In fact, Johny Srouji may already be involved in the development of Apple’s first computer processors. To this we have to add other chips that Apple is developing, such as the S series, the W series or the T series . In the next few weeks, the question will surely be resolved.