Google to build own semiconductor chips to power Chromebook laptops and tablets in 2023
Google is planning to build its own semiconductor chips to power its Chromebook laptops and computers from around 2023, Nikkei Asia reported Wednesday.
Unnamed sources close to the matter told Nikkei that the company hopes to use its own chips to run devices that use the Chrome operating system. They will be based on chip blueprints of Arm , a UK chip design company, the sources said.
Some Chromebooks use Intel’s semiconductor chips, according to Intel’s website .
In-house chip development could enable tech companies to build features specific to their products and ease their reliance on suppliers.
In August, the tech giant announced that it would use its own chips, called Tensor , to power its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones . Rick Osterloh, a Google hardware executive, previously told Insider that the chip would enable the Pixel phones to better process AI software.
Last year, Axios first reported that Google was developing chips for its Pixel phones, and that subsequent versions could be used to run its Chromebook products, but did not specify when. But Nikkei’s report on Wednesday said the new Google chips could arrive within the next two years.
Google did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.