The social network giant is making efforts to develop its chips.
Over the past few years, Google has successfully captured some of the chip design professionals from Apple to develop its own processors, but the tables has turned and now Google has lost one of his talented professional to Facebook.
As per Bloomberg, Facebook has employed Shahriar Rabii to lead its efforts of silicon development. As per the LinkedIn profile, Rabii head the team that is responsible for designing the chips for the Google’s devices, and one of the innovations of the team is the Pixel Visual Core that is the first custom imaging chip of the Google which allows the 3rd party applications such as Instagram to capture the HDR+ quality images. He was with the tech giant for sometime this month and has just started with social giant.
Facebook has started giving hints of having big ambition of having their own processors a few months before, when he start to place the job vacancies for building a new team. One of the vacancies has the title of requirement of a person which can manage a complete SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development of the company.
However, Facebook is among the biggest organization in the world now, it is not still known as offering the hardware like Google and other tech giants. Employing a professional who led the Chip team of Google will possibly help the company in achieving its goals and avoid the wastage of resource and time on projects.
However, the company is not ready to share any more details about Rabii and its new development team, so, the information like that the company is going to use in-house developed chips for the devices it is working on is still to be revealed.
As per previous reports, Facebook is working on a development of table for video calls and smart speaker. The news reveals that Rabii is assigned to report Andrew Bosworth, head of augmented reality and virtual reality of Facebook.