Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
With the new innovations and upscaling the technologies day by day, Google is upcoming to create its own Central Processors for their own tablet computers and laptops.
The latest indication that big technology companies consider in-house chip development to be critical to their competitiveness.
According to three individuals familiar with the situation, Google aims to release CPUs for laptops and tablets that operate on its Chrome operating system in approximately 2023.
After revealing that it will utilize in-house processing chips for the first time in its forthcoming Pixel 6 series, Google is speeding up its efforts to develop mobile CPUs for its Pixel smartphones and other devices, they claimed.
Google’s increased emphasis on building its own chips coincides with worldwide competitors pursuing a similar strategy to distinguish their products. Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla, Baidu, and Alibaba Group Holding are all vying for the right to develop their own chips to power their cloud services and electronic devices.
Apple’s success in creating its own crucial semiconductor components for iPhones, as well as Apple’s declaration last year that it will replace Intel CPUs with its own products for Mac desktops and laptops, encouraged Google, according to two individuals familiar with the company’s thinking.
Google’s new CPUs and mobile processors are based on the chip blueprints of Arm, a Softbank-controlled British semiconductor firm whose intellectual property is utilized in more than 90% of the world’s mobile devices.
Because it is the only U.S. smartphone manufacturer manufacturing handsets utilizing the Android operating system, Google informed numerous vendors in recent meetings that it sees huge growth prospects in the worldwide market.
Experts think Google’s plan for semiconductor development is sensible, but not without obstacles.
“We found that all the tech titans are joining the foray to build their custom chips because in that way they could program their own features into those chips that could meet its specific needs,” Eric Tseng, chief analyst with Isaiah Research said. “In that case, these tech companies could easily adjust R&D workloads without being restricted by their suppliers and offer unique services or technologies. In an ideal scenario, using one’s own chips also means better software and hardware integration.”
Building chips, on the other hand, necessitates a significant investment and long-term commitment, and all of these new tech firms must compete for manufacturing capacity with established top chip manufacturers such as Nvidia, Qualcomm, Intel, and others.