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WSJ: Papermaster left Apple over 'cultural incompatibility'

Mobile hardware engineering chief's exit may not have been solely related to iPhone 4 antenna issues. A report says it was due to his failure to thrive in Apple's corporate culture.

By August 9, 2010


Papermaster out as Apple's mobile hardware chief

The executive Apple fought IBM for just over a year ago leaves Apple in the wake of the iPhone 4 antenna mess.

By August 7, 2010


Judge: Papermaster's first day at Apple delayed

A judge has granted IBM's request for an injunction preventing former executive Mark Papermaster from joining Apple as its new head of iPhone development.

By November 7, 2008


Apple gambling on Papermaster's leadership skills

New iPhone chief Mark Papermaster won't be using his chip development skills at Apple, having been chosen for a completely new role based on his leadership ability.

By November 7, 2008


Apple's Mark Papermaster finally ready for work

Apple's new iPhone hardware chief has now started working for the company, just as Apple beefs up its chip design expertise with another hire.

By April 27, 2009


Papermaster settles with IBM, sets Apple start date

Apple says Mark Papermaster is free to join the company after settling a dispute over a noncompete agreement with his former employer, IBM.

By January 27, 2009


Apple's Papermaster countersues IBM

According to court documents, lawyers for Papermaster plan to claim that Big Blue's noncompete agreement is too broad and shouldn't apply to a consumer electronics company.

By November 14, 2008


Apple removes Papermaster bio from Web site

It seems Apple has responded to the court wrangling over former IBM executive Mark Papermaster, who accepted a job running Apple's iPhone group last month.

By November 10, 2008


IBM and Apple chip competitors? Not quite

Judge issuing preliminary injunction preventing Mark Papermaster from working at Apple believes the companies have competing chip businesses. Both work on chips, but it's not that simple.

By November 25, 2008


Noncompete clauses can keep tech in check

IBM's lawsuit against former executive Mark Papermaster, who is trying to join Apple, underscores how companies can enforce restrictions on their employees.

By November 18, 2008