Google ‘gChips’ division to create more IT jobs in India

by July 22, 2019 0 comments

First, a search engine, then software, then hardware, Google has evolved into much more now and there is no stopping for the Sundar Pichai headed US-based tech giant. According to a report in Reuters, Google is now planning to build microchips for its own smartphones, and what’s interesting to see is that the new division will be opened in Bengaluru, which means more IT jobs in India – a ‘Sundar’ move I must say.

A recent job opening posted on professional networking site LinkedIn indicates that the company we expected to hire more engineers for its ‘gChips’ team. According to Reuters, Google ‘gChips’ team already has approx. 20 engineers – of which 16 are veterans in the field of semiconductor development and have worked in companies such as Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and NVIDIA.

The ‘gChips’ team is likely to have to 80 members by the end of 2019, reported Reuters. The ‘gChips’ team’s main focus would be to ‘fine-tune and test’ chip designs before sending final blueprints off to manufacturers.

Currently, Google only develops ‘Pixel Visual Core’ its own image processing chips for Pixel smartphones. While Google’s Android already enjoys a substantial market share in India, further investment in the chip business will grow its revenues in the country. For its Pixel Visual Core processor, Google has collaborated with Intel in the past for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3, as well as the Visual Processing Unit on Google Clips.

The move comes after Apple recently announced to assemble its premium smartphones in India including the iPhone X to further boost its India sales. Earlier, Apple manufactured iPhone SE and iPhone 6S in India which has now been discontinued.

Earlier, Google has heavily poached from Apple, including a lead for the mobile chip development for the Pixel smartphones.

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