When Apple updated their leadership page lately it was revealed that Israeli-Arab Johny Srouji, a former Haifa resident, hailed from Israel's Institute of Technology called the Technion, was appointed to VP of Hardware technologies. Prior to his new appointment Srouji was Apple VP of VLSI. His background shows that he specialized in microprocessor design at Intel and IBM. It's been reported that Srouji had played a major role in Apple's headquarters in Israel at one point. The story was highlighted in yesterday's Jerusalem Post.
According to the Israel Hayom, Apple's "website officially announced Friday that Johny Srouji, a former Haifa resident who has held senior positions at the company, had become its vice president of Hardware Technologies."
The report further noted that "Srouji, who has a master's degree in computer science from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, started working for Apple in 2008, having already served in senior positions at Intel and IBM. According to the company, he "led development of Apple's first custom system on a chip (SOC) processor." In 2011, he was appointed vice president at Apple's Very-Large-Scale Integration unit. He has successfully registered two patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that enhance simulations for finished processors."