Intel says that Jim Keller, a former Apple and Tesla exec, will join Intel as a senior vice president as of April 30. He’ll lead the company’s silicon engineering, which encompasses system-on-chip (SoC) development and integration.
Keller, 59, has more than 20 years of experience in x86 and ARM-based microarchitecture design across a broad range of platforms, including PCs, servers, mobile devices and cars. He joins Intel from Tesla, where he most recently served as vice president of Autopilot and Low Voltage Hardware. Prior to Tesla, he served as corporate vice president and chief cores architect at AMD, where he led the development of the Zen architecture.
Before that, Keller was vice president of Engineering and chief architect at P.A. Semi, which was acquired by Apple in 2008. He led Apple’s custom low-power mobile chip efforts with the original A4 processor that powered the iPhone 4, as well as the subsequent A5 processor.
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