Samsung Electronics is floating the idea of spending nearly $200 billion on the expansion of its chip manufacturing facilities in Texas, Bloomberg and other news outlets reported. The South Korean tech giant, one of the world’s largest makers of chips as well as consumer electronics, is seeking tax breaks for its potential plans to invest in 11 new chip plants in Texas. It is unclear whether...
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To Reduce AI Costs, Google Wants to Ditch Broadcom as Its TPU Server Chip Supplier
Google executives have extensively discussed dropping Broadcom as a supplier of artificial intelligence chips as early as 2027, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort. In that scenario, Google would fully design the chips, known as tensor processing units, in-house, the person said. The move could help Google save billions of dollars in costs annually as it invests heavily in...
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