Google poaching Qualcomm and Intel talent to take on Apple

Google Extends Chipmaking Efforts to Design Hub Bengaluru

Google Extends Chipmaking Efforts to Design Hub Bengaluru

As per a recent report from Reuters, it is believed that Google will soon start developing its own chipsets.

The sudden surge in the chip-related hiring process is indicating that Google is planning to develop its own chips.

Company has hired more than a dozen microchip engineers in city, will recruit more The search giant becomes the first among rivals, including Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, to set up a chip design team in India.

The Indian-based team is said to be working closely with Google's Silicon Valley team on refine and test new chip designs ahead of having them taped out by its fabrication partners. Word is that Google plans to expand this team with even more hires, with some suggesting it could grow to 80 strong by the end of the year.

Rajat Bhargava describes himself on LinkedIn as Google's "silicon site lead" in Bengaluru, saying he joined last May after a decade at Broadcom and a year at Intel. Although, Jim McGregor, an expert from the semiconductor industry also believes that Google is cooking something in Bengaluru. "We are now hiring in Bangalore across all parts of the development process including: architecture evaluation and definition, microarchitecture, RTL, verification, emulation/prototyping, DFT, physical design and silicon validation".

Sony 'open for business' on cross-play, but Wargroove dev claims otherwise
But looking between the lines sees Sony pushing for its own event where the PlayStation platform is front and center. He added that Sony right now is releasing fewer games than it ever has in its history.

The obvious reason for companies designing their own processors is cost. It would give Google an ability to optimize the software with hardware more precisely.

Device makers like Apple, Google, Samsung and Huawei are constantly looking for ways in which they can help to differentiate their products, particularly in the hugely competitive smartphone space. According to the latest report, the tech giant will be aiming to reduce its dependency on traditional chip manufacturers, and offer a more integrated experience to customers thanks to the development of in-house silicon. The recent from Reuters is making things more clear and precise. Obviously the company has a big need for data centers, but it also builds and sells smart speakers, smartphones, laptops, routers, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and so forth.

Google is working on the chip's design since 2014.

This progression hardly comes as a surprise as Google's SoC development plans haven't exactly been a well-kept secret. Similarly, there's a Titan M security chip for Pixel 3, which improvises the security.

Recommended News

  • Official Samsung Galaxy S10 cases leaked

    Official Samsung Galaxy S10 cases leaked

    According to the leak, the Galaxy Buds will sport a 58mAh battery while the charging case will feature a 252mAh battery. Across the board, all three models will be powered by an Exynos 9820 processor and it comes with at least 6GB of RAM.
    It snowed in... Maui, Hawaii?

    It snowed in... Maui, Hawaii?

    A strong storm hitting Hawaii has knocked out power, brought down tree branches, flooded coastal roads - and even brought snow . On the department's Facebook page on Sunday it said: "Perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai'i State Park".
    Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show trots into to NY

    Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show trots into to NY

    Kent and Gwen Meyer, who own Meyer's Tails Up Farm in Belvidere, are heading to Westminster with two top-winning show dogs. Dogs from affenpinschers to Yorkshire terriers are rounding the rings at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show .
  • Ozzy Osbourne 'Breathing on His Own' Following Health Scare, Wife Sharon Says

    Ozzy Osbourne 'Breathing on His Own' Following Health Scare, Wife Sharon Says

    Last month, Ozzy was forced to postpone the entire European leg of his "No More Tours 2" run on doctors' orders. It follows Osbourne's hospitalisation after complications from the flu.
    SmackDown Star Reportedly Pulled From Elimination Chamber Match Due To Injuries

    SmackDown Star Reportedly Pulled From Elimination Chamber Match Due To Injuries

    To explain Ali's absence from the Elimination Chamber Match, WWE plans to run an angle where Orton is to blame for his injuries. It's incredibly tough news to hear, and Ali's injury is just the latest in WWE since the calendar turned to 2019.
    NYPD detective shot and killed while responding to armed robbery

    NYPD detective shot and killed while responding to armed robbery

    Simonsen, whose 19th anniversary with the department was coming up in March, leaves behind a wife and two children. The union that represents uniformed officers posted online that a detective died and a sergeant was hurt.
  • More LG G8 ThinQ renders emerge, corroborate other leaks

    More LG G8 ThinQ renders emerge, corroborate other leaks

    Now, a new set of high-quality images have made their way online that give us a clear look at the LG G8 ThinQ's design from all angles.
    Google scales back Android Things IoT ambitions

    Google scales back Android Things IoT ambitions

    Google also makes it clear in the blog post that it will continue to support hobbyist experimentation with Android Things. This is a pretty significant change, as the supposed original intention of Android Things was to be much more open-ended.

    Pastrnak out at least 2 weeks after thumb surgery

    He's topped 30 goals for three straight years, and he was on pace this year to top 40 goals for the first time. Since 2016-17, Pastrnak has scored an even 100 goals with 116 assists for 216 points in 213 games played.
  • James Harden: Rockets star makes worrying injury claim after win over Mavericks

    James Harden: Rockets star makes worrying injury claim after win over Mavericks

    Teammates admit that they're enjoying being a part of a historic run, but Harden often steers the discussion back to winning. Wilt Chamberlain has the two longest 30-point streaks in the National Basketball Association at 31 games and 65 games.
    Savage Officially Released From ICE Custody

    Savage Officially Released From ICE Custody

    Yahoo Entertainment may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page . Abraham-Joseph was arrested on Sunday, 3 February.
    Cuomo to meet with Trump about impact of tax changes in NY

    Cuomo to meet with Trump about impact of tax changes in NY

    Cuomo says that change is prompting some wealthy residents to leave NY and leading to a worrisome drop in state revenue. Senate Minority Leader, he had a 67-23 percent favorability and was far and away the most popular NY pol".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.