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Meta Expands Its Search for ASIC Engineers for Datacenter Innovations in India and California

Meta hunts for top ASIC designers to build AI accelerators, offering $200k salaries. Global recruitment spans Bangalore and California


Meta Platforms has intensified its recruitment efforts to secure top-tier ASIC designers for its ambitious projects focused on the development of machine learning accelerators and System on Chips (SoCs) intended for datacenter applications. According to The Register, job postings have unveiled opportunities both in Bangalore, , and Sunnyvale, California, signaling the tech giant's global approach to strengthening its hardware capabilities. These positions, offering salaries up to $200,000 in Sunnyvale, encompass roles in architecture, design, and testing. Despite reissuing job advertisements initially posted in late December 2023, the response has seen only a handful of applicants, highlighting the recruitment challenges Meta faces.

A Strategic Move Towards AI and Datacenter Innovation

Meta's endeavor aims to architect sophisticated machine learning accelerators, with job descriptions pointing towards responsibilities that include crafting complex SoC and IP for datacenter applications. This push towards in-house development signifies a strategic pivot to ensure Meta's competitiveness in the rapidly evolving AI landscape. The decision comes against the backdrop of a soaring demand for Nvidia's products, with Meta seeking to mitigate the risks associated with dependency on external suppliers for critical hardware components. 's hardware, remarked to have enhanced Meta's recommendation engines, underscores the vital role such accelerators play in improving service efficiency and revenue streams.

India's Semiconductor Ambitions Aligned with Meta's Vision

The initiative by Meta to focus some of its recruitment efforts in Bangalore resonates well with India's aspirations to become a more influential player in the global semiconductor industry. The Indian government, aiming to bolster the nation's semiconductor design capabilities, is likely to view Meta's decision as a significant endorsement. By leveraging India's pool of semiconductor talent, Meta not only aims to innovate within the realm of artificial general intelligence (AGI) and machine learning but also contributes to elevating the country's status in the semiconductor sector. Although the exact specifics of Meta's planned hardware projects remain under wraps, the company's aggressive recruitment strategy highlights its commitment to advancing AGI and enhancing its datacenter infrastructure through specialized silicon solutions.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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