The social network Facebook intends to develop its own chip, as evidenced by the company’s published vacancies. So it can reduce its dependence on third-party processors, in particular, Intel and Qualcomm, Bloomberg reports . The project is at an early stage, and Facebook is just forming a team.
The description of the vacancy refers to the search for a manager who organizes the process of collecting SoC / ASIC and developing software for them. It is worth noting that this trend is set by Apple and Google. The first plans to develop its own processors for computers and has long been using such chips in mobile devices. The search corporation, in turn, produces a custom chip with AI, focused on image processing. Amazon is also on their way.
Facebook, it is possible, can direct efforts to develop processors for its own servers, which currently use solutions from NVIDIA.