Qualcomm exec who insulted 64-bit A7 processor was fired (updated)

Apple's A7 processor is 64-bit capable, and the Qualcomm exec who laughed at that has now been let go from the company (updated)

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Published Sat, Oct 26 2013 12:36 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

Update: We've had an e-mail from a Qualcomm representative who says that Anand is still with the company, serving as Senior Vice President where he is "exploring certain enterprise-related initiatives."

When Apple launched its iPhone 5S last month with the A7 processor rocking inside, most people rolled their eyes thinking "why?" Well, one of those people was Qualcomm representative Anand Chandrasekher, who called the A7 processor a "gimmick."

Qualcomm exec who insulted 64-bit A7 processor was fired (updated) | TweakTown.com

Chandrasekher is no longer with Qualcomm, with the company stating in a statement to CNET: "Anand Chandrasekher, is moving to a new role leading our exploration of certain enterprise related initiatives...Anand will continue to report to Steve Mollenkopf, COO and President of Qualcomm. This will be effective immediately."

Well, it looks like Qualcomm wasn't happy with his statement, so much so that it got rid of him. I guess when the future of mobile processors is 64-bit, and you go and insult it, you get laughed at and kicked out of the company. It wasn't long ago that we reported that Chandrasekher said 8-core processors for smartphones are dumb, if you didn't remember.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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