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Apple is suing an ex-employee who helped design iPhone and iPad chips up until the start of this year. Here's why.
Apple is suing an ex-employee who helped design iPhone and iPad chips up until the start of this year. Gerard Williams III left Apple earlier in 2019 to start a chip startup, Nuvia, which has hired at least 8 other former Apple workers.

And Apple's none too happy about it.

Nuvia announced its existence last month. At the time, it revealed that it had raised $53 million in funding. The company is making processors for data centers.

But Apple's not pleased. Its suit against Williams alleges that his work to get Nuvia off the ground represented a breach of contract and breach of duty of loyalty. That's because he was planning the company and recruiting employees while still at Apple.

"This case involves a worst-case scenario…
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