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Google's Chip Development Head Snapped Up By Facebook

Posted On: Jul 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Google's Head of Chip Development, Shahriar Rabii, has seemingly moved to Facebook. This was first reported on by Bloomberg although Rabii's own LinkedIn page has been updated to reflect the change of employer. As a result, Rabii will be taking up the role of Vice President and Head of Silicon at Facebook , following the almost four year stint as Google's Senior Director of Engineering , which itself followed on almost three more years as a Director of Engineerin g at Google.
This is a notable move as Rabii is largely understood to have been an integral part of Google's custom chip ambitions. For example, and among other areas and solutions, Rabii reportedly was leading the team behind Google's Pixel Visual Core chip solution found in the company's latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. The Pixel Visual Core is more than just a new chip as it's also Google's first custom-designed for mobile co-processor, and believed to be the first of many chips that will likely come from Google in the future - as the...

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