TikTok's Parent Company ByteDance Starts Developing Custom Processors

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has recently begun hiring chip designers to help develop specialized processors for fields where they haven’t been able to find existing suppliers. The company is looking to design chips that are optimized for hosting their video, information, and entertainment apps without any plans to sell these processors to other companies. This latest announcement follows various other Chinese companies such as Alibaba and Baidu in developing custom processors to decrease their reliance on foreign companies and improve performance in specific tasks. The initial job listings only include 31 openings for positions such as experts, specialists, and interns with more staff likely required in the future.