Intel hires Apple, Palm man to look after smartphones

Chip giant Intel has poached an ex-Palm man who formerly worked for Apple for 16 years.

Engadget, which has the scoop, publishes the internal Intel mail that announced Bell’s arrival at Santa Clara.

His job will be as director of smartphone product development in Anand Chandrasekher’s realm, the Ultra Mobility Group.

His job at Intel will be to build smartphone reference designs, an area of the market that the chip giant covets very much.

Bell and his team created the Palm PRE and the Palm PIXI and at Apple he worked on a number of projects including the iMac, Apple TV and iPhone programmes.