Maybe most people never have heard of Gerard Williams III, but for years he played a large part in designing every iPhone processor.
He left the company early this year and is now the CEO of Nuvia, a firm headed by three ex-Apple execs that’s designing its own chips. But they aren’t taking on their old company. Instead, Nuvia will make processors for data centers.
“The world is making more data than it can process as we become increasingly dependent on high-speed information access, always-on rich media experiences and ubiquitous connectivity,” said Williams.
“A step-function increase in compute performance and power efficiency is needed to feed these growing user needs. The timing is better to create a new model for high-performance silicon design with the support of a world-class group of investors.”
Chip suppliers Qualcomm Inc, Marvell Technology Group and Ampere Computing, the startup founded by Intel’s former president, are all additionally making an attempt to require on Intel and AMD within the market with chip technology used in mobile phones.
But Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategies, same NUVIA might prove a formidable new entrant supported it’s founding team’s account. Same the team created “unprecedented” performance gains with every new generation of chips at Apple.
Williams is now CEO and President of Nuvia, according to his LinkedIn Profile, joined Apple in 2010. Before leaving in February, he put the title Senior Director in Platform design and was the chief architect for all its C.P.U. and SOC development. He leads the sign work for the Apple A7, A8, A9, A10, A11, and A12 processors.
He’s joined Nuvia by John Bruno, who was a system architect at Apple for 5 years, leaving in 2017 to jump to Google. Bruno is the SVP of System Engineering in the company. The SVP of Engineering at Nuvia is Manu Gulati, who worked at Apple as a SOC Micro-Architect for almost 8 years, before also moving briefly to Google.
Their chip-design company just received $53 million of Series A funding from prominent Silicon Valley investors Capricorn Investment Group, Dell Technologies Capital, Mayfield and WRVI Capital.