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Apple has announced that Mark Papermaster will begin work at Apple as Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering on April 24th, 2009.Apple today announced that Mark Papermaster will be coming to Apple as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on April 24. Papermaster, who comes to Apple from IBM, will lead Apple's iPod and iPhone hardware engineering teams.Papermaster was recruited to Apple from IBM in October 2008, but IBM filed a lawsuit to block the hiring, claiming that Papermaster had violated his employment contract with IBM by leaving to work for a competitor. A U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction in early November that has prevented Papermaster from beginning work at Apple until the lawsuit was resolved.

In today's press release, Apple reports that the litigation between Papermaster and IBM has been resolved, clearing the way for Papermaster to assume his position at Apple. Papermaster replaces former iPod Division chief Tony Fadell, who stepped down in early November 2008, although he remains an advisor to Apple.

Article Link: Mark Papermaster to Begin Work at Apple on April 24th
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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Cool.

First thing he does - multi-core iPhone and release it in a 32GB model?
 

iOrlando

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Jul 20, 2008
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this a big deal...papermaster is now on the ranks of schiller and ivy. will he join the speaker circuit as well?
 

iOrlando

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Jul 20, 2008
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this just came across my screen:

IBM SAYS PAPERMASTER TO CERTIFY IN JULY, HE COMPLIED WITH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS NOT TO USE OR DISCLOSE IBM'S CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY INFORMATION


to which steve will show him:
 

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amac4me

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Apple, the PA Semi acquisition, and Papermaster will soon show us even greater products for the evolving Apple ecosystem.
 

happydude

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a gasping dying planet
isn't paper kinda an old medium for apple to get into. they should have hired john softwaremaster. or john netbookmaster. or john iphonewithmmsandcopypastemaster. or udatedmacminimaster. or . . .
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Looks like the case is dismissed on October 29, 2009 if Mark Papermaster doesn't break the non-disclosure he is re signing a couple times.

But the whack on his nose those couple times will allow him to begin work in April.
 

mattwolfmatt

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Jun 7, 2008
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Don't get me wrong, I love apple and this sounds good for them. But what's the point of those agreements you sign saying you won't work for the competition? Do they not matter if you "really really want to"?
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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Don't get me wrong, I love apple and this sounds good for them. But what's the point of those agreements you sign saying you won't work for the competition? Do they not matter if you "really really want to"?

Pretty much vanquished as soon as he moves to California (the courts tend to toss them there), which is where the last page (page 5) he is required to sign from this decision comes in.

When the judge says, sign this and go to work ... do you?
 

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Eddyisgreat

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Don't get me wrong, I love apple and this sounds good for them. But what's the point of those agreements you sign saying you won't work for the competition? Do they not matter if you "really really want to"?

No they are supposed to have a meaning. Its sort of like a couple saying "we won't use protection I.E. a condom UNLESS both parties can be faithful to one another and not stray (lol, best example I could come up with). Papermaster had access to some very privileged information, some of which he gleaned with his own hands but while one IBM's tab. There is no point in investing in an employee if he takes the goods elsewhere.
 

=MuLti-CeLL=

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Jan 14, 2009
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I'm gonna do a little research on the guy later when I get home but the way you all are talking about him, this must be a bad BAD MAN!

Ya know...

...escpecially if he's gonna give me my quadcore, 5mp, 32gb, double RAM iPhone 3G just a short two months after he's been working there!

:D
 

SummerBoy

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Dec 19, 2008
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Who said MS is dead ?

They are richest largest company in the world.

If you ask someone do you know ms apple

everyone would recognize ms but apple? Nope

Ms also spared apple from bankrupt way back. Apple have no shame.

Going against company that saved then .. Sigh
 

send2frank

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Jan 27, 2009
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IBM the company you love to hate

So Typical of IBM to show its FannyMae whenever possible. MP got a better job at a better company.
 

TMay

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uh, no

Who said MS is dead ?

They are richest largest company in the world.

If you ask someone do you know ms apple

everyone would recognize ms but apple? Nope

Ms also spared apple from bankrupt way back. Apple have no shame.

Going against company that saved then .. Sigh

Summerboy,

Dude, you are a bit mixed up. Apple wasn't "saved" by MS, though they did at the time sign an agreement where MS would continue development and sales of Office for Mac for a period of 5 years (still going...) and that Apple would waive its lawsuit against MS for stealing Quicktime technology. As well, MS invested $150 M into Apple to show that they were serious about the relationship, though they cashed that out, with a nice profit, many years ago.

Steve Jobs and NEXT technology and personnel saved Apple. To bad Ballmer is killing MS.

tom
 

koobcamuk

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Oct 23, 2006
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Isn't anyone else wondering why he's reporting to Steve Jobs if Steve's not returning until the summer? :confused:
 
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