“Continuing its high-level executive hiring spree, Apple has recruited Dolby Executive Vice President Mike Rockwell to become an executive in its hardware division, 9to5Mac has learned,” Mark Gurman reports.

“According to a source, Rockwell has likely been hired to bolster the audio and display performance of future Apple products, which could include anything from next-generation Apple monitors to professional audio/video editing tools to speakers,” Gurman reports. “Rockwell’s LinkedIn profile confirms he joined Apple in February but does not specify his role.”

“Before joining Dolby, where former Apple executives Bob Borchers and Avie Tevanian have taken on senior marketing and director positions, respectively,” Gurman reports, “Rockwell was CTO of Avid, a company specializing in professional video and audio software, and he had a background in audio technology.”

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