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Sony hires former Apple exec

updated 03:20 pm EST, Thu December 22, 2005

Sony hires former Apple VP

today announced that it has hired former Apple executive Tim Schaaff, who has held various positions at the company--including vice president of interactive media. Schaaff has been appointed to the newly-created position of senior vice president of software development at Sony and reports directly to Keiji Kimura, executive vice president and officer in charge of Sony's technology strategy. Schaaff's many contributions at Apple included managing the development and maintenance of Apple's QuickTime platform.

Prior to working at Apple, Schaaff worked on the development of the Synclavier music synthesizer at New England Digital. "Software is obviously a critical element in creating champion Sony products, and in increasing the value of Sony devices and services by ensuring interoperability," said Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO of Sony. "Tim's expertise is a vital addition to the Sony team, and he will be responsible for developing and deploying a unified, intuitive Sony 'look and feel' to user interfaces and functionality across our entire product line."

by MacNN Staff





  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    How do you like your egg?

    I guess you could consider this "good egg" well and truly "poached" and undeniable proof that internally Sony are in deep doo-doo if all they can do is snag their competitor's staff! Innovation through acquisition, sound familiar?

  1. nitram_again

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Fear not

    Fear not. He is marked for death. The attack monkeys have been released.

    Is this forum public?

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good for Tim...

    Better salary, better position - reads well on the resumé. Too bad the final outcome of 'Pfeh!'

    Will it change anything for SONY? Hardly, seeing as how SONY's internal culture won't allow any of his better suggestions to make a difference.

    But, as I said - good for Tim!

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