Apple Poaching Samsung’s Technical Staff
Samsung’s technical development, especially with the advancement of the processing chips, batteries, and of course screen technology is considered to be quite unparalleled at the industry right now. Prove? Samsung is currently the largest processing chip manufacturer in the world for the mobile industry. They are also one of the largest battery producers in the industry supplying to the likes of Apple, HTC, and Xiaomi. All its clients are big players in the mobile industry. Needless to say then that this is the result of superb staffing and training.
Obviously with such reputation there are bound to be some jealousy and some poaching within the industry; especially for companies that are trying to keep every development in house. Apple has been trying to assemble its own team to cater to the automotive industry. There are sources that indicates that Apple is actually working on and electric vehicle, an autonomous one even. We might see an Apple vehicle as early as 2020 according to sources too. However some reports just claims that they are still working on improving the CarPlay and nothing else. Whatever it is that Apple is working on though seem to be quite important and they are keeping it a secret so far. With all those rumours as well one would find that they would need more than just a few employees to make the project work. In fact Apple have already assembled team with hundreds of people to work on it.
It seems though that the team is still inadequate as there are news out there that Apple is actually luring Samsung’s staffs to join this team. The departments of Samsung that are affected would be in the signal processing, image processing, and the battery. They are not just normal production type of employees though, they are actually engineers in their perspective departments. Presumably these are for the benefits of the automotive team that Apple is forming.
A Samsung executive actually confirmed that some of their former staff have actually joined Apple and is citing ‘better benefits’ for the staffs. He also did praise Samsung’s staff to be “diligent, mission-oriented, and are prepared to acquire new knowledge,” and stated that was the reason Apple wanted to hire these Samsung engineers. The same executive did also say that the move of Samsung’s staffs in the industry is a “win-win” situation for both parties due to the freshness of the electric vehicle industry. It could also be that Apple is trying to make improvements on their devices’ battery lives.