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It’s official: Panos Panay, Microsoft’s former product lead, is headed to Amazon. In an update on Wednesday, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy announced that Panay will take the place of outgoing hardware boss Dave Limp, confirming the rumors reported by Bloomberg after Microsoft announced Panay’s departure.
“As a strong product builder and inventor who has deep experience in both hardware and integrated services, Panos will be a great addition to our devices and services organization moving forward,” Jassy writes in a note to employees.
Panay will start at Amazon at the end of October, with Limp working with him for the next couple of months to help transition him into the role. Panay had worked at Microsoft for almost 20 years, heading up major…