Mac OS X Chefentwickler Bertrand Serlet verlässt Apple

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Mac OS X Chefentwickler Bertrand Serlet verlässt Apple

Bertrand Serlet

Apple gab vor wenigen Minuten per Pressemitteilung bekannt, dass Bertrand Serlet (Profil auf Apple.com), seines Zeichens Vizepräsident für Software-Entwicklung und “Vater des Mac OS X Betriebssystems”, Apple verlassen wird.

Serlet arbeitete seit 22 Jahren eng mit Steve Jobs zusammen, auch schon damals beim Computerunternehmen NeXT welches Steve Jobs nach seinem Abgang von Apple gegründet hatte. Apple übernahm Ende 1996 NeXT, Steve Jobs wurde wieder CEO von Apple und Serlet 2003 Vizepräsident für Software-Entwickluing bei Apple. Mac OS X ging aus dem NeXT-Betriebssystem hervor welches Apple mitübernommen hatte.

Mit Bertrand Serlet verlässt ein Apple-Urgestein das Unternehmen. Er zeichnete maßgeblich für Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard und Snow Leopard sowie die andauernde Entwicklung von Mac OS X Lion 10.7 verantwortlich.

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CUPERTINO, California—March 23, 2011—Apple® today announced that Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior vice president of Mac® Software Engineering, will be leaving the company. Craig Federighi, Apple's vice president of Mac Software Engineering, will assume Serlet's responsibilities and report to Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. Federighi is responsible for the development of Mac OS® X and has been managing the Mac OS software engineering group for the past two years.

“I've worked with Steve for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science,“ said Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Craig has done a great job managing the Mac OS team for the past two years, Lion is a great release and the transition should be seamless.“

Federighi worked at NeXT, followed by Apple, and then spent a decade at Ariba where he held several roles including vice president of Internet Services and chief technology officer. He returned to Apple in 2009 to lead Mac OS X engineering. Federighi holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Serlet joined Apple in 1997, and has been involved in the definition, development and creation of Mac OS X, the world's most advanced operating system. Before joining Apple, Serlet spent four years at Xerox PARC, then joined NeXT in 1989. Serlet holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Orsay, France.

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