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ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, begins to develop its own processors

More companies join the race develop your own processorsand the last was ByteDancethe parent company behind the popular app ICT Tac. Unfortunately, the details are very vague, only knowing that they explore the design of custom chips for your own use in certain specialized areas where traditional solutions cannot meet your requirements.

“The chips will be customized to meet workloads across ByteDance’s multiple business areas, including video platforms and infotainment applications,” a company spokesperson added.

Thus, the company itself has confirmed that it is exploring the design of chips for its own use in specialized areas because could not find suppliers which can meet your requirements. The chips will be customized to meet workloads across ByteDance’s multiple business areas, including video platforms and infotainment applications.

Like other companies, ByteDance will not manufacture chips for sale to other companies. The social media giant has several job postings on its website for positions related to semiconductor design.

ByteDance wafer chips

The Beijing-based company’s push into semiconductor design falls under two main themes: growing corporate interest in creating purpose-built chips, as well as Chinese government push to become stronger in this fundamental technology. Companies like the search giant Baidu or the titan of e-commerce and the cloud, Ali Babahave released their own self-designed chips in recent years, despite the fact that these companies lack traditional semiconductor expertise, since fundamentally the pillars are based on the architecture ARM or RISC-V.

For years, China has invested a lot of money to boost its domestic chip industry, but it has struggled to catch up with rivals in the United States and other parts of Asia, especially when the United States has made many vetoes to stop its expansion in this field and in the manufacture of these chips, but it seems inevitable that more and more Asian companies will use self-designed chips.

by: CNBC

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