With standard chips in high demand, Big Tech firms are developing their own semiconductors
A recent article at cnbc.com detailed the efforts of tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla and Baidu to bring some aspects of chip development in-house, rather than rely on standard chips that are in high demand.
According to sources quoted in the article, the move enables companies to develop custom-made chips that fit their specific application requirements and gives them more control over the integration of software and hardware.
The global chip shortage and ongoing supply chain issues have accelerated the chip design projects at many Big Tech companies, including the development of custom AI chips.
Currently, none of the tech giants are looking to take on all aspects of chip development on their own. The focus is on the design and performance of the chip, rather than costly manufacturing.