Exclusive: Facebook to Open Chip Design Center in Israel

Facebook joins Google, Microsoft and Amazon, and is already searching for a local executive to lead the project, in a move that will see Israel cement its status as an international chip powerhouse

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Facebook is set to join the growing list of giant tech companies operating chip development centers in Israel. Haaretz has learned the social media platform is planning to set up a chip design center in Israel. The center will focus on developing chips intended for Facebook’s data centers and will support storage and processing operations.

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