Competition for Silicon Valley engineering talent is nothing new, but a notable example has arisen in the self-driving car field. “I’ll be direct,” said Kyle Vogt, CTO of Cruise, the self-driving taxi developer majority owned by GM, in an email this week to numerous software engineers at rival firm Zoox. “I’m writing because your company is potentially about to go through a major transition, and...
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To Reduce AI Costs, Google Wants to Ditch Broadcom as Its TPU Server Chip Supplier
Google executives have extensively discussed dropping Broadcom as a supplier of artificial intelligence chips as early as 2027, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort. In that scenario, Google would fully design the chips, known as tensor processing units, in-house, the person said. The move could help Google save billions of dollars in costs annually as it invests heavily in...
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