Google sets up IC design team
According to media reports, Google is planning to build a chip design team in Bangalore, India to design mobile phones and data center chips. Technology companies seem to be trying to get rid of dependence on traditional chip makers.
According to reports, Google has recruited engineers from Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm, and there are at least 16 engineers on the team, which may continue to increase in the future.
In the past ten years, Apple and Google have gradually designed chips in the company. At the beginning, Apple designed the A4 processor for the iPhone. Then in the last few years, it designed the image-specific chip and AI processor. Google also designed its own Tensor Processing Units. Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft have followed their footsteps in the past few years and started to build their own AI chips.
In the past few years, Google has expanded its lineup of devices, in addition to smart speakers, there are many other AI related products. The design of the chip will be their priority, so that Google can better optimize the compatibility of its hardware and software.