Johny Srouji
Born1964
NationalityIsraeli
EducationTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology
(B.S. and M.S., Computer Science)
OccupationSenior vice president of Hardware Technologies at Apple Inc.[2]
EmployerApple Inc.

Johny Srouji (Arabic: جوني سروجي; Hebrew: ג'וני סרוג'י; born 1964)[3] is an Israeli executive,[4] currently Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.[5]

Early life and education

Srouji was born in the Abbas neighborhood of Haifa, Israel, to a middle class Arab Christian family.[1][6][7][8][9] He is the third child out of four, his father Farid was a carpenter and craftsman who produced casting molds to the specifications of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.[10] In high school he received perfect grades in math, physics, chemistry and science, and was introduced to computers by an instructor who also taught at the nearby research university Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.[5] He later enrolled at Technion, earning both a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) and master's degree (magna cum laude) in computer science.[11]

Srouji is reputed to be a no-nonsense executive,[12] asking for hard truths and focusing on problems and areas for improvement.[13] He is fluent in four languages: Arabic, Hebrew, French and English.[14]

Career

In 2008, Srouji led development of the Apple A4, the first Apple-designed system on a chip.[15]

Srouji was responsible for setting up Apple’s R&D center in Herzliya, Israel, its second largest in the world.[16]

In 2019 Intel considered Srouji a candidate to be its next CEO.[17]

In 2020, during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Srouji announced the transition of Apple's Macintosh line of personal computers from Intel's x86 CPU architecture to their own Apple silicon.[18]

In 2022, Srouji announced the opening of a third R&D center in Israel (after Herzliya and Haifa), in Jerusalem, focused on the next generation of Apple Silicon.[19]

References

  1. ^ a b "Apple's CEO Visits with Reuven Rivlin". israelnationalnews.com. Retrieved 2017-12-01. Johny Srouji, Vice President for Hardware Technology at Apple, born in Haifa
  2. ^ Johny Srouji serves as vice president of Hardware Technologies at Apple.
  3. ^ "Apple's leadership evolves ahead of a post-Tim Cook era".
  4. ^ Solomon, Shoshanna (16 January 2019). "Israeli Johny Srouji reportedly in running for Intel CEO". The Times of Israel. Srouji, an Arab Israeli from Haifa, was responsible for setting up Apple’s R&D center in Palestine
  5. ^ a b "The Most Important Apple Executive You've Never Heard Of". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  6. ^ "The Most Important Apple Executive You've Never Heard Of". Bloomberg. 18 February 2016. He was the third child of four. His family was Christian Arab,
  7. ^ "The Israeli In Apple Johny Srouji Receives $24 Million This Year". Bloomberg. 28 December 2017. Johny Srouji, who grew up in Haifa for a Christian Arab family and studied at the Technion.
  8. ^ "Interesting facts about Johny Srouji, the man behind Apple's custom processors". Indian Express. 25 June 2020. Born in a Christian Arab family, Srouji belongs to the city of Haifa in Palestine.
  9. ^ "הכירו את הישראלי הכי בכיר באפל". Ynet. 25 June 2020. סרוג'י הוא ישראלי שנולד לפני 56 שנה למשפחה ערבית-נוצרית מחיפה.
  10. ^ "From Haifa to Silicon Valley: Apple SVP offers tech career advice". Globes. 2022-06-29. Retrieved 2022-07-05.
  11. ^ Johnny from Haifa took Apple by storm.
  12. ^ "Tim Cook's Run as Apple CEO Could End as Early as 2025. Who Will Replace Him?". Bloomberg.com. 2021-08-29. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
  13. ^ Higgins, Tim (2022-04-16). "The Chips That Rebooted the Mac". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2022-04-25.
  14. ^ "Interesting facts about Johny Srouji, the man behind Apple's custom processors". The Indian Express. 2020-06-24. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  15. ^ "Investor Relations - Leadership & Governance". Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Israel R&D team said likely behind Apple's 'revolutionary' chip for laptops".
  17. ^ "Apple exec on Intel's CEO candidate list". Axios. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  18. ^ Synced (2020-06-22). "WWDC 2020 | Apple Will Replace Intel CPU With Its Own 'Apple Silicon' Chips". Synced. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  19. ^ "Apple to Develop Future Mac Chips in Israel". MacRumors. Retrieved 2022-07-29.