Google Plans to Shift to TSMC for Future Tensor Chips, but May Stick with Samsung for Now

Recently, we have seen reports that have suggested that Google is planning on shifting from Samsung Foundry to TSMC for its upcoming Tensor G4 series of chipsets. However, it seems that Google may have to stick with Samsung due to high pricing for the 4nm process node.

The Tensor G4 is set to be the first in a line of chips manufactured by TSMC, with the company planning to use TSMC’s 4nm process node for the chip. Additionally, Google has plans to use TSMC’s 3nm process node for the Tensor G5 in 2025.

While this switch might be a positive development for Google, it seems that the company is struggling with the high costs associated with TSMC’s 4nm process node.

According to reports, Google had initially planned to use TSMC’s 4nm process node for the Tensor G4, but the costs were too high. As a result, the company reportedly stayed with Samsung Foundry, which is currently manufacturing all three of Google’s Tensor processors, including the upcoming Tensor G3.

While it’s unclear which fabrication Google will ultimately chose for the Tensor G4, it seems that Samsung Foundry needs a client to use its 3nm process. This is also an opportunity for Google to stick with Samsung for the foreseeable future, at least until other options become available.

It’s worth noting that Samsung played a significant role in helping Google develop its Tensor processors. The Korean firm provided technical support and even allowed Google to use its manufacturing facilities to create the Tensor G2. However, it seems that Google is now looking to explore other options in the manufacturing space.

The switch to TSMC seems as a significant move for Google, as the Taiwanese company is widely regarded as one of the best semiconductor manufacturers in the world. By using TSMC’s expertise, Google can potentially create chips that are more efficient, faster, and more powerful than ever before.

While reports suggest that Google plans to switch to TSMC for its upcoming Tensor G4 series of chipsets, it seems that the high cost associated with TSMC’s 4nm process node may force the company to stick with Samsung Foundry.

Regardless of which manufacturing partner Google ultimately chooses, the company is looking to narrow down the gap between its competitors. While this is all we know for now, rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.


Muhammad Qasim

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