14 February 2019
A report from Reuters claims that Google may be looking into making its own chipsets. Google-owned Alphabet Inc is employing engineers in India in order to expand its growing “gChips” team. Rumour has it that the company has already 16 new employees on board and has four new positions opened, in the same field, at Google’s center in Bengaluru. The company is looking to reach a total of 80 employees in its gChips team by the end of this year.
The rate at which Google is hiring is a direct indication of its plan of manufacturing its own chips. In all probability, the company is already testing new chipset and trying to arrive at a finished product soon. It seems like Reuters isn’t the only one with this hunch as Jim McGregor, an expert from the semiconductor industry is also under the same belief. This wouldn’t be out of the blue considering the fact that Bengaluru in India is the home to a number of traditional chip makers. Well, as of now, it’s not certain if Google will manufacture processors. However, if they do, it will be added to the list of companies which use their own chipsets in their devices. These companies include Apple, Samsung and Huawei. It would give Google the edge as it could optimize its Android software to function better on its processors.
Well, these rumours have popped up before but have ended in a cold pursuit. However, this time the rumour seems quite believable and given the chipset market, there’s no doubt that this idea has crossed the mind of those in charge at Google. Do you think Google will actually go through with it? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!