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Google hires Intel veteran to lead its custom chip division

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In recent years, its become increasingly more common that major firms have been working on creating their own chipsets. Now, Google has hired an Intel veteran to lead its custom chip division.

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According to a TechCrunch report, the search engine giant has brought in Intel executive Uri Frank as the Vice President of its custom chip division. As per Amin Vahdat, Google Fellow and VP of systems infrastructure, “The future of cloud infrastructure is bright, and it’s changing fast. As we continue to work to meet computing demands from around the world, today we are thrilled to welcome Uri Frank as our VP of Engineering for server chip design.”

By hiring Frank, the company now has an official who is experienced in the chip industry. Uri has spent two decades at Intel, rising from a mere engineering roles to corporate Vice President at the Design Engineering Group. Frank will now be leading the custom chip division of Google in Israel. For those unaware, the company has been building its own chips since back in 2015, and is now raising its efforts in this regard.

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He further added that “Google has designed and built some of the world’s largest and most efficient computing systems. For a long time, custom chips have been an important part of this strategy. I look forward to growing a team here in Israel while accelerating Google Cloud’s innovations in compute infrastructure.” In other words, its Frank’s job to lead Google’s custom chip unit to newer heights.

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