Surface VP Panos Panay now leads engineering of Microsoft’s best hardware

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Following Stephen Elop’s departure from Microsoft, Surface VP Panos Panay is stepping into a much bigger, far-reaching role at the company. Panay will now lead engineering on all “premium” Microsoft hardware, according to ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley. Aside from Surface, that also includes Xbox, Lumia (what’s left of it, anyway), the Microsoft Band wearable, and HoloLens. Panay will steer clear of duties that aren’t directly tied to engineering or design, so he won’t have any hand in finance or supply chain decisions around those devices, the report notes.

Panay’s specific new title isn’t yet known, and the Windows and Devices groups are now both led by Terry Myerson. But when it comes to shaping Microsoft’s future, flagship devices meant to…

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