Despite loss of three key chip designers, Google still plans on making its own SoCs eventually


Back in June 2017, Google hired away chip designer Manu Gulati from Apple. Gulati had a big part in creating some of the chips used to power the Apple iPhone and iPad, and he said on his LinkedIn listing that Google had hired him to be “lead SoC architect.” According to The Information, Gulati and two other chip engineers, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty, have recently left Google. Not all three came from Apple, as Chamarty joined Google from Qualcomm.
All three did have backgrounds in designing central processing units (CPUs) and SoCs. Gulati’s hiring, in particular, …

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