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Facebook Is Hiring For In-House Chip Development

Facebook may use the chips for AI apps and Oculus Rift

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After Apple, its Facebook that will be developing its own chips for the devices says, company job listings. The social media giant is hiring the employees for the chip development and posted the hiring details on its corporate website. Facebook will be the latest one to adopt the in-house chip making trend going viral among the tech giants.

According to the job listing, the company is looking for a manager to build “end-to-end SoC/ASIC’. However, the detailed description of the job profile is it enough to explain the application of the chips company wants to build. For now, it is clear whatever Facebook is planning it doesn't want to rely on the outside sources for the chip like Apple

Almost every tech giant is now turning to the in-house chip making to avoid the dependency on outside sources. Apple designs and manufactures its own chip, which gives its full control over the devices. This means all the features of the devices are being controlled by Apple and it can also plan the update and everything accordingly. The iPhone maker put its own build application processor, Bluetooth chip and security chips in the devices. Apple isn't the only one in the market leveraging its power for in-house chip making. Google also builds its own chips for powering the AI apps, however, you won't find these chips in your devices, Instead, Google uses the chips at data centers to process your Gmail, search results, Google photos, and all the Google processes. 

Returning to Facebook’s need for a chip maker, the posted job profile could go for two categories one for AI apps and another is for Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset from the company. Artificial Intelligence is becoming the front page thing in the tech world and Facebook is continuously putting hard work in AI researches and development. This makes pretty obvious for Facebook to make sure every development will be in-use for the best results. Moreover, the Virtual Reality headset can be optimized for a better experience with self-build chips. This will enable Facebook to experiment new ideas in order to make the VR experience more futuristic. 

Another job posting on the website states the requirement for an ASIC and FPGA designer. The job descriptions include the simulation of the chips, ability to improve the ASICs development with creative ideas and understanding of the Micro-architecture. 

Vikram Khajuria
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