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Jeff Wilcox, Apple Silicon Leader and T2 security processor developer, left Apple to join Intel and oversee the architecture of all Intel System-ona-Chip (SoC) designs.

As Apple heads to the end of its self-imposed two-year transition from Intel to its own Apple Silicon, the company  lost the head of his M1 development team. 

Jeff Wilcox originally joined Apple from Intel in 2013 and is now returning to the company while working on  new processors. “After eight great years, I  decided to leave Apple and look for another opportunity,” wrote Wilcox on his LinkedIn page. “It’s been an incredible journey and I couldn’t be more proud of all that we did during my time that culminates in the move from Apple Silicon to the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max systems and SOCs. 

I will  miss all  my  colleagues and friends at Apple very much. “I am pleased to announce that I have  a “Engineering Group CTO, Client SoC Architecture at Intel Corporation,” he said. Big things are still to come!

Wilcox returned to Intel in early January 2022.It’s not yet known who Apple intends to replace him with as Director, Mac System Architecture.


Nor is it known whether Apple tried to keep Wilcox. Separately, Apple has recently been offering $180,000 bonuses to engineers to prevent them leaving.