This move comes in the wake of recent efforts from Google, Apple, and Amazon reduce their reliance on Intel and Qualcomm.
According to a Bloomberg report, Facebook has listed job openings for chip designers that’s why we can easily expect that soon facebook will show their Hardware to the world let’s talk about leak.
The company is creating a team of engineers that can build “end-to-end SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development organization.”
Facebook AI researcher Yann LeCun also recently tweeted about a similar vacancy so it would be true.
The position for job offered is full-time and located in company’s Menlo Park office.
As this project is in its nascent stage, we don’t have detailed information about this project.
As the listings pertain to the infrastructure category, it’d be safe to assume that the company is going to start with its servers and AI chips that are an integral part of how Facebook operates.
But the project will not be limited to server level it will increase time by time and may be available for Android device also.
Also you may know today that Facebook is working to launch its own smart speakers
It already has hardware devices in the market under the brand Oculus.
So, it shows that they are creating chips for the company to design custom silicon to suit the machine learning requirements of the devices that they are making .
It’d be interesting if Facebook plans to act swiftly on its smart speaker plans as it’s already facing heat due to Cambridge Analytica scandal that recently happend.
But will will soon introduce you so many features that you never expected.
Facebook Is Working To Build Its Own Chips For Its Hardware Projects