Apple SVP of hardware engineering to retire
Apple announced that Bob Mansfield, its SVP of hardware engineering, will retire and the role will be transitioned to Dan Riccio, Apple’s VP of iPad hardware engineering, over several months.
The entire hardware engineering team will continue to report to Mansfield until his departure, Apple said.
Mansfield has led Mac hardware engineering since 2005, iPhone and iPod hardware engineering since 2010, and iPad hardware engineering since its inception. He joined Apple in 1999 when Apple acquired Raycer Graphics, where he was VP of engineering.
Riccio currently serves as VP of iPad hardware engineering and has been instrumental in all of Apple’s iPad products since the first generation iPad. Riccio joined Apple in 1998 as VP of product design and has been a key contributor to most of Apple’s hardware over his career.
FTTH Council Apac elects new board
The FTTH Council Asia Pacific has elected new members to its board. Monique Morrow, Asia-Pacific Service Provider CTO at Cisco, is appointed president of the council for the 2012-13 term. She replaces Fouad (Frank) Jaffer, who stepped down at the end of his maximum term as a member of the board of directors.