The Chinese social networking and gaming giant's recent hiring of chip talents has sparked speculation that it will begin designing a general-purpose chip. But that doesn't appear to be the case.
Tencent is hiring chip architects, chip verification engineers, chip design engineers and several other positions, according to recently posted job ads.
The company said Friday that it has some attempts at chip development in specific areas, such as AI acceleration and video codecs, based on some business needs, but not general-purpose chips.
In March this year, Shenzhen Baoan Bay Tencent Cloud Computing Co was incorporated with business scope including integrated circuit design, research and development, sparking speculation that Tencent was ready to participate in chip design.
Tencent also said at the time that based on some business needs, the company has some attempts at chip development in specific areas, such as AI acceleration and video codec, non-general-purpose chips.
Tencent is hiring for positions including chip architects, with responsibilities for AI chips and general-purpose processors or segment requirements analysis, responsible for processor chip architecture design.
Requirements familiar with AI chip and general-purpose processor architecture and circuit design, design companies first-line technical experts are preferred.
As for chip design engineers, they are to participate in the design and implementation of SoC/IP system/subsystem, responsible for module architecture design and implementation, and are required to have successful mass production experience in large-scale SoC chip design, CPU/NPU and other design experience is preferred.