Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Elon Musk For Apple?

How about putting Elon Musk in charge of Apple?Apple’s a company with loads of cash which has stalled on innovation.

Musk is the most innovative entrepreneur in America.

A marriage based in heaven?

Musk discusses the idea on Bloomberg News today

Asked if a merger with Apple would be a good idea, Musk replies: “They do have a lot of cash. I’d guess it ( a merger) would come from outside the auto industry. It would be a buyer with a very large cash position.”

Musk founded PayPal, sold it for $1.5 billion, founded and heads Tesla Motors which aims to build an affordable ($30,000) electric car, and founded and heads SpaceX, which is building a spacecraft which aims to reduce the cost of space travel by 10x.

One assumes Musk would do something a bit more interesting with Apple’s cash mountain than buy back its own shares.

And he certainly seems more Jobsian than the current Apple leadership

Tags: Apple, cash position, entrepreneur, heaven, spacecraft

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  1. david manners
    May 15, 2013 07:48

    Someone’s got to compete with Branson, Anonymous.

  2. Anonymous
    May 15, 2013 07:22

    Yes, iRockets for the hoi polloi.