Apple Lands Former Samsung, AMD Chip Hotshot

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http://www.thevarguy.com – The bitter legal rivalry between Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung appears to have transcended the courtroom to scuffling over top engineering talent, as Apple has snagged Jim Mergard, the Korean device maker’s vice president and chief engineer and a former veteran AMD (NYSE: AMD) chip engineer, according to a published report. Mergard left AMD for Samsung in June 2011 following a 16-year tenure at AMD, joining a host of chip hot shots hired away by the Korean manufacturer as it sought to pump up its engineer capabilities in the mobile market. Mergard, who played a key role in developing AMD (IT news)