NUVIA Inc was founded by former Apple employees Gerard Williams III, Manu Gulati, and John Bruno in early 2019 and is developing a processor code-named Phoenix.
The company on Friday said it raised $53 million from Dell Technologies Capital and several Silicon Valley firms, which will help it expand from 60 employees to about 100 by the end of this year.
Williams left Apple this spring after more than nine years as chief architect for all Apple central processors and systems-on-a-chip. Gulati spent eight years at Apple working on mobile systems-on-a-chip, and Bruno spent five years in Apple’s platform architecture group.
At NUVIA, the group’s goal is to take the lessons learned designing powerful chips for small, battery-powered devices such as iPhones and apply them to large, electricity hungry data center servers… Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategies, said NUVIA could prove a formidable new entrant based on its founding team’s track record. He said the team made “unprecedented” performance gains with each new generation of chips at Apple.
MacDailyNews Take: We look forward to NUVIA’s IPO as the company is definitely led by extremely capable co-founders.
Maybe Gerard can afford to buy bigger pants now…
Yeah, those are the opposite of MC Hammer pants… I mean his bits are so visible you “could touch this” rather than can’t. Weird.
Everybody’s talking about Gerard’s tight pants…
Consider if the performance of Apple’s processors could be applied to the industry as a whole. I believe that’s what we’re looking at here. I don’t know if they’re going with ARM or creating their own, but as long as they’re developing the compiler/IDE alongside it, there could be a lot of interest in this.
They may reach maturity just as Intel stumbles again 🙂
Apple will buy them in 3 years just to get the engineers and patents they are about to train/file.
I do not know what too make of this news; Were the tree sandbagging at Apple in order to use their knowledge to found their own enterprise or was Apple management holding back their efforts leading them to leave in frustration?
And what about Apple’s intellectual properties which they can’t use without permission?
That’s what I was wondering. Also how much of a brain drain will this be for Apple?