Facebook to Build Own Chips, Hires Engineers
According to Bloomberg last Wednesday, a recently discovered job listing posted by Facebook seems to indicate that the social network is looking to build its own chips.
The tech giant is currently looking for a manager for an end-to-end SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development organization. It is said that most tech companies have sought gains through chip customization specifically for artificial intelligence, but it has not been revealed if Facebook will be using the hardware for AI.
The report was said to have caused the slight dip in Intel’s stock which rebounded before the market closed. Facebook has not yet made an official comment on the matter.