ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, will start developing its own chips

Deepak Gupta July 21, 2022
Updated 2022/07/21 at 10:44 PM

With the huge demand that exists in the chip segment, it is not surprising that more and more companies are interested in betting on this market. Existing brands have increased their production capacity, and new names are beginning to take their first steps in this sector.

In this way, the latest information indicates that the Chinese ByteDance, owner of the popular social video network TikTok, will also start developing its own chips. And this will then be another card by China against the onslaughts of the United States and Europe.

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ByteDance also wants to enter the chip market

according to Latest news from the industry world, ByteDance, owner of TikTok, will enter this race and start developing its own chips. For now, details are still quite scarce, but information indicates that the company, based in the capital of Beijing, is trying to explore the segment of custom chip design for its own use, namely to apply in certain specialized fields where existing and traditional services fail to respond to their needs.

According to a spokesperson for the Chinese company:

The chips will be customized to handle workloads related to ByteDance's various business areas, including video platforms and information entertainment applications.

In short, ByteDance is advancing in this segment for not being able to find suppliers that create solutions that meet what the company is looking for. Therefore, the owner of TikTok has no plans, for now, to manufacture chips to sell them to other companies, but only for their own use. And this initiative is motivated by the fact that, more and more, companies are looking for specific chips, and also by the measures taken by the Chinese government to boost this sector in the country, especially at a time when the US and Europe are strengthening their chip production. .

According to the CNBC channel, ByteDance has already placed on its official website several advertisements with job offers for positions related to the field of semiconductor design.

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