Apple is embracing ARM's top engineers, in an effort to produce custom processing chips for its Mac computers in the coming years. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple recruited Mike Filippo, ARM chip chief architect, including Cortex-A76 that was used in Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor.
Bloomberg speculated that Mike Filippo might fill a vacant position at Apple, after chip designer Gerard Williams left the company earlier this year. Filippo's LinkedIn account confirms that he worked at Apple as a chip design architect in May.
When Cortex-A76 came out last year, Mike Filippo said that the chip design would be against Apple. However, Apple still depends on ARM to use instructions when designing its own processor chips. Getting an ARM engineer to work for you can help Apple more.
Apple processors on iPhone or iPad are still leading the market. But don't stop there, Apple wants to put its processors into Mac computers. This could be a big change for Apple's notebook and desktop computers.
However, this bold move will help Apple no longer depend on Intel, which has been exhausted for many years. Meanwhile, mobile processors are growing and more powerful, plus the ability to integrate 5G modem chips. Therefore, abandoning Intel and producing chips based on ARM architecture for Mac computers will be inevitable.