AMD and Nvidia may soon get another major cloud chip rival

Google has made further progress in its move to create custom chips that will help boost its cloud computing infrastructure by hiring a veteran Intel to head over to the new division.

Google has a long history of building its own chips, to drive the performance of the technology to meet its demands, whether it’s the 2015 Tensor Processing Units, or the Video Processing Units in 2018, or the security-centric OpenTitan in 2019.