If the leaked texts are true, I'm with Apple on this one. And I rarely side with Apple.
Just the hubris and greed of that dude... he must already have made more than enough off his Apple stock options to retire, but he decided he could pull a fast one on them and build a CPU that he could turn around and sell them? It just seems so sleazy.
I'm sure he could've gotten a nice raise & bonus by going to Google, Intel, AMD, Amazon, Microsoft, or others.