Apple is Poaching Experienced Engineers and Battery Experts From Samsung

Apple is Poaching Experienced Engineers and Battery Experts From Samsung

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Apple is poaching experienced engineers and battery experts from Samsung, according to officials at the company.

The Korea Times reports that Apple is headhunting experienced employees engaged in signal and visual processing management.

"Some of our personnel have been hired by Apple. They now work at Apple's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.," said one official, adding that Apple is offering large payments and highly competitive benefits. "Those former Samsung workers are given greater independence to proceed with their tasks. Apple prefers to use Samsung's chip experts because they are very diligent, mission-oriented and are prepared to acquire new knowledge," said another.

Apple's hiring of Samsung personnel has apparently expanded to include those specializing in batteries. "As the electric vehicle business is a new one, Apple needs patents and experts in battery technology. Top human resources firms have been approaching Samsung's battery experts, individually, and I think such human exchange moves are a win-win for both," said an official.

Notably, A123 Systems has just sued Apple claiming that it stole workers to develop its own 'large scale battery division'. The workers were allegedly under contracts with noncompete, nonsolicit, and nondisclosure obligations.

Apple is rumored to be working on an electric, self-driving vehicle. Led by Vice President Steve Zadesky, the company is putting together a huge team of talented engineers to work on the project, codenamed Titan.

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Apple is Poaching Experienced Engineers and Battery Experts From Samsung
Steve Knobs - February 25, 2015 at 4:25pm
With all the billions in cash they can buy the whole country of S. Korea....hahaha
Ren - February 25, 2015 at 6:10pm
Or pay them as thanks for realizing who is better.
Wtf - February 23, 2015 at 5:39pm
Wait??? I thought samsung sucks? Now apple is picking?
FTW - February 23, 2015 at 6:53pm
why does it mention former Samsung employees in the first place. Apple will always be better.
Nat - February 23, 2015 at 4:29pm
Guess they had it with the jealous buthurt the ads have been getting or to be clear, wanted to go to a real company that actually makes new things unlike copying another.
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