Tuesday Apple announced that Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt has
been elected to the company’s board of directors bringing the board's total
membership to eight. Dr. Schmidt currently also sits on the board of directors for
Google and Princeton University’s board of trustees.“Eric is obviously doing a terrific job as CEO of Google,
and we look forward to his contributions as a member of Apple’s board of
directors,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Dr. Schmidt has a long history working
with leading companies in the technology sector. Prior to his chief position at
Google Dr. Schmidt was chairman and CEO of Novell and before that he was the
CTO at Sun Microsystems.Dr. Schmidt has also held positions with Xerox in the
company’s Palo Alto research center (PARC) as well as Bell Labs and Zilog. Dr.
Schmidt holds a bachelors degree from Princeton University in electrical
engineering and a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from Berkeley.