Facebook criticises chip manufacturers

29th June 2009

The IT support offered to social networking site Facebook by two leading chip manufacturers has not been up to scratch, according to the website's vice president.

Jonathan Heiliger criticised vendors AMD and Intel for their part in not releasing chips capable of handling the high demands of the market leader of social interaction online, stating that such "new micro-architectures" are not delivering on the bottom line.

He continued: "New CPUs from guys like Intel and AMD, the performance gains they're touting in the press, we are not seeing in our applications."

It is hoped that in retrospect, his team can better optimise its software in order to use the new chips more effectively, though this could be a lengthy process.

Mr Heiliger added: "Otherwise we're left with current-generation technology and current-generation scale."

Last week, Intel and Nokia announced they would be entering into a long-term partnership in order to create an entirely new category of devices for the gadget-hungry market.

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