Intel hits Apple by hiring engineers to ‘lead’ transition from Intel-based Macs to Apple Silicon

There’s an intense tug-of-war between the world’s largest chipmakers, and not just for customers. Top employees are always the makers of differentiation, and Intel and Apple have been competing for the best engineered brains. This time, Jeff Wilcox, the former director of Mac system architecture, will return to Intel to join the Fellow and Design Engineering Group as chief technology officer.

It must have been a huge blow to its Cupertino-based rival, as he describes it on his LinkedIn profile (via Tom’s Hardware).