Google’s CPU for Chromebook and Pixel tablet
Following Apple’s impressive work on the M1 processor, another tech giant Google is working on a self-developed CPU for Chromebook and Pixel tablets. For Google, it will be not difficult to produce a self-developed CPU, as Google has already taken the first step with Tensor SoC Pixel 6 Series.
According to Peter Hanbury, a partner at consulting firm Bain & Co., today it takes 500 million USD to develop a 5nm chip, and only 50 million USD to develop a 28nm chip, which is increasingly becoming a game for the rich, but this does not seem to be a burden for Google, which has a market capitalization of about 12 trillion USD.
According to Nikkei Asia, people familiar with the matter said Google plans to launch its CPUs for its laptops and tablets around 2023, with its CPUs using the ARM architecture. And in terms of progress, it should still be in the R&D design verification stage, and there is still a period from the flow of chips.