‘Facebook sets up team to design their own chips’




Facebook seems to set up a team that will develop its own chips. In any case, these are chips for the infrastructure of the social network, but Facebook may also want to provide its consumer products with their own chips in the future.

The fact that Facebook wants to make its own chips is shown by, among other things, a vacancy for an asic and fpga designer who put the company online. The wording shows that Facebook is in an early phase of development.

Sources of financial news agency Bloomberg say that it is not a single position, but that Facebook is setting up a team. If Facebook is going to make its own chips, it will follow other tech giants such as Apple and Google. Automobile manufacturer Tesla is also working on its own chips.

The plans for an own chip seem to be related mainly to artificial intelligence. Yann LeCunn, who is responsible at Facebook for all research on that topic, refers in a tweet to the vacancy and mentions that the chip will be used for ai.

Facebook could use its own chips in its server hardware, but also in its future consumer products. For the time being, the hardware that Facebook releases will have chips from third parties. In May, for example, the announcement of the Oculus Go-vr headset is expected, with a Qualcomm-soc.


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