April 16, 2024

Meta is making ready for one more spherical of layoffs, this time one that may impression its metaverse ambitions.

Actuality Labs is the division of Meta answerable for furthering CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse dream. Based on a report by Reuters, the layoffs are particularly impacting staff answerable for designing the customized silicon Meta hopes to make use of to energy its digital actuality units.

Workers have been reportedly notified of the upcoming layoffs by way of the corporate’s inner discussion board, though they must wait till Wednesday morning to know if they’re personally impacted.

As Reuters factors out, the silicon group inside Actuality Labs was tasked with creating chips that would assist the corporate develop VR/AR merchandise that had a aggressive edge over rivals. Sadly, chip design just isn’t in Meta’s DNA like it’s in another firms, reminiscent of Apple. In consequence, the division has struggled to ship.