Rick Merritt, EETimes
6/14/2017 07:41 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Google is ramping up a team to build mobile SoCs for tablets and smartphones. The Web giant posted nearly 200 job openings in its hardware group including at least half a dozen specifically for mobile SoC designers.
Google launched its Pixel smartphones in October 2016 based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC. At that time, Google also hired David Foster, who formerly ran the Lab126 group that built Amazon’s Kindle and other devices. Foster attended the event where the company also debuted its Google Home speakers and other consumer systems.
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