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AnandTech founder sent confidential Apple material to Nuvia staffer

Apple's Anand Shimpi sent 'numerous' materials marked 'Apple Confidential' to Gerard Williams at Nuvia

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 15, 2020 at 11:09 pm CST (1 min, 28 secs reading time)

Apple and Nuvia are in the headlines over the weekend, with a former Apple chip executive being sued for 'betraying' Apple by launching a new startup and poaching Apple employees... while Apple is also reportedly trying to poach his new staffers. But the story is a lot juicier than that.

AnandTech founder sent confidential Apple material to Nuvia staffer | TweakTown.com

Bloomberg is reporting that Gerard Williams III, who left as the lead chip architect at Apple and co-founded Nuvia, says that Apple is stopping his new company from hiring engineers, all while hiring Nuvia staff from under him. Bloomberg reports that Apple's new lawsuit was made to "suffocate the creation of new technologies and solutions by a new business, and to diminish the freedom of entrepreneurs to seek out more fulfilling work".

But where this gets interesting is that Williams said he is maintaining a distant relationship with Apple and his former colleagues, but AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi -- who left his site to work for Apple, has "sent him numerous texts after Williams left the company, including material marked "Apple Confidential" in an April conversation. Williams said he told Shimpi this was "inappropriate and unwelcome," according to the filing. Apple didn't immediately respond to a query about Shimpi", reports Bloomberg.

You can read the full Bloomberg report here.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:35 pm CDT

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