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Apple Accused by Ex-Exec It’s Suing of Poaching His Staff

  • IPhone maker’s ex-star chip designer is fighting contract suit
  • Gerard Williams says Apple recruited from his Nuvia startup
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A former Apple Inc. chip executive sued for allegedly betraying the iPhone maker by launching a startup and poaching its employees accused the technology giant of doing the same to him.

Gerard Williams III, who last year left his job as lead chip architect at Apple and co-founded Nuvia Inc., fired back with his own claims against his former employer. He says Apple tried to stop his firm from hiring its engineers while simultaneously recruiting staff from Nuvia.