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Microsoft Hires Former Apple Head Of Radio Technology

Ruben Caballero

Microsoft has strengthened itself with a former top manager of the competitor of Apple. Ruben Caballero will use his experience in the development of wireless technologies in the service of the Redmond Company.

Caballero worked for Apple for a long time. There he led the development of wireless network connections from Mac to iPhone. This also included the worldwide tests of the installed antennas and the downstream technology. Because iPhones, for example, have to work equally well in all mobile networks in different countries, while they meet different technical requirements here. Caballero will also perform similar tasks at Microsoft, according to a report by the Bloomberg news agency. The central product here is the HoloLens headset be, the wireless connection must work as perfectly as possible to ensure a smooth augmented reality experience and to cope with the large amounts of data.

Technology To HoloLens

The expert can bring in more expertise than optimizing antennas or the interaction of finished components. After all, Caballero and his team at Apple also participated in the development of architectures for modem chips. However, it is unclear whether Microsoft would already be able to make the investments that would be necessary to equip a product like the HoloLens with its own radio chip the expected sales figures are simply too low for that.

The manager only left Apple last year. In the past few months, he has worked as a consultant for several startups in Silicon Valley. With Humane, this also included a company that was founded by other former Apple employees. Keyssa, a startup that develops a new wireless connector for numerous devices, also benefited from his experience.

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