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Apple is Poaching Samsung Employees

News by Luke Jones on Monday February 23, 2015.

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Is Apple falling behind its Android rivals in terms of innovation and pushing the smartphone further? It is certainly an interesting debate with some thinking yes, the iPhone has become stagnant and its best new features have been on Android devices for some time. The other side of the argument points to recent firsts, like a 64-bit processor, an intricate fingerprint sensor, and other recent developments as evidence that the company very much remains an innovator.

While shoring up patents is one way of staying ahead of the pack, collecting the best personnel and talent is another. Companies are constantly after the best employees, and that often means getting them from a rival. Korean media is reporting that Samsung is complaining about Apple stealing its talent, with Cupertino poaching key employees from Sammy's image and signal tech, and battery technology.

It seems being the richest company in the world has its benefits, with Apple able to offer those employees better salaries and incentives. Samsung officials spoke about the issue:

>blockquote>Some of our personnel have been hired by Apple. They now work at Apple's headquarters in San Jose, Calif.," said one official, adding that Apple offers highly-competitive benefits and large annual paychecks...

"Those Samsung officials are given greater independence to proceed with their tasks. Apple prefers to use Samsung's chip experts because they are very diligent, mission-oriented and are prepared to acquire new knowledge," said another official.

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