Imagination Technologies’ ex-COO now working at Apple

Imagination Technologies Chief Operating Office John Metcalfe, for example, left the company in June and is now listed as a Senior Director at Apple, where he started in July — as noted by MacRumors.

He was with Imagination Technologies for 12 years and served as COO for nine years. Metcalfe has an electronics engineering degree from the University of Manchester.

Imagination Technologies creates and licenses processor solutions for graphics, video and vision processing, general purpose and embedded processing and multi-standard communications. The company’s range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed by customers to create the Systems on Chips (SoC) that power electronic devices.

In December 2008 the company picked up a 3.6% stake in Imagination Technologies,  a graphics chip maker. Earlier this year there were rumors that Apple would buy the company, but that never happened.

Metcalfe isn’t the only former Imagination Technologies employee at Apple. Engineers Dave Roberts, Jonathan Redshaw, Simon Nield, and Benjamin Bowman are also on board. A search of former Imagination Technologies employees now working at Apple yields 25 results, according to MacRumors.