Facebook Recruits Top Google Chip Engineer To Spearhead Big Hardware Push

Facebook has hired one of Googleís lead chip developers, Shahriar Rabii, to help the social network in its ongoing effort to design its own silicon, according to a report from Bloomberg. Facebook hopped on the chip-developing bandwagon earlier this year, when they started to build a team that could design custom chips to power server and consumer hardware. Rabiiís new role at Facebook will be as a vice president and head of silicon, according to an updated Linkedin bio. Itís a move thatís on trend with other tech giants, many of which are bringing chip design in-house rather than relying on big-name suppliers like Intel and Qualcomm. Apple has been creating its own custom processors for iOS devices for nearly a decade, and it has d... Continue reading…

Facebook Recruits Top Google Chip Engineer To Spearhead Big Hardware Push

It almost feels inevitable that once a technology company grows to a massive size, the pursuit of designing its own chips is likewise inevitable. Case in point: Facebook, which follows many ...

Sat 14 Jul 18 from HotHardware

Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook ...

Sat 14 Jul 18 from Engadget

Facebook reportedly hires an AI chip head from Google

Facebook is continuing to devote more resources to the development of AI-focused chips, bringing aboard a senior director of engineering from Google who worked on chips for Google’s products ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from TechCrunch

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