Tech & Science Chip Dangel: Tech companies take development in their own hands

05:10  15 september  2021
05:10  15 september  2021 Source:   finanzen.net

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In view of the large semiconductor bottleneck, some large technology companies no longer want to be dependent on the chip manufacturers and therefore design their own chips. In addition, companies with chips can be tailored to their own special requirements, withdraw from their competitors.

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• Pandemic pulls supply chains in pain and leads to ChipMangel

• Tech companies want to develop chips themselves - production is likely to remain in semiconductor companies

• Objective: Less dependence on chip manufacturers and withdraw from Competitors

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According to corporate announcements and media reports, companies like Apple , Amazon , Google , Facebook , Tesla and Baidu in future want to get part of the chip development into their own house.

Numerous Announcements

for objects already made in November 2020 Apple to remove with its announcement from Intel to develop its own processor, which is now in the new Macs and iPads. Not too long ago, US Electroautobauer Tesla also announced to build a "dojo" chip to train artificial intelligence networks in data centers. In addition, Baidu in August launched a KI chip on the market, which should help devices to process huge amounts of data and increase computing power. As CNBC reports, the Chip "Kunlun 2" could be used in areas such as autonomous driving and arrived in mass production.

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also Google approaches Nikkei Asia's report according to the introduction of its own CPUs for its laptops and tablets. The search giant tarpaulin, to use its CPUs from about 2023 in chromebooks and tablets running on the company's chrome operating system. Meanwhile, Amazon develops its own network chip to power hardware switches with electricity that move data in networks, which the trading giant could reduce its dependence on Broadcom . Already two years ago, Facebooks of Senior KI scientists to Bloomberg declared that the company is working on a new, different semiconductor class, reported CNBC.

Tailored Chips

Syed Alam, Head of Global Semiconductors at Accenture, explains to CNBC. "These companies are increasingly wanting tailor-made chips that meet the specific requirements of their applications rather than use the same generic chips as their competitors". According to Alam, they give you more control over the integration of software and hardware and also lift them from their competitors.

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also Russ Shaw, former nonconductive director at Dialog Semiconductor, believes that custom chips are better functioning and cheaper. "These specially developed chips can help reduce energy consumption for devices and products of the respective technology company, whether they are smartphones or cloud services," says Shaw to CNBC.

But there is another reason why companies want to take the development of chips increasingly in their own hands: the persistent chip kneading. "The pandemic has highly affected these supply chains, which has accelerated the efforts to produce their own chips," says Glenn O'Donnell, Research Director at Analyst House Forrester, opposite CNBC. "Many were already limited in their innovation pace, as they were bound to the schedules of chip manufacturers," says O'Donnell.

production is likely to continue with chip manufacturers

but the tech giants do not want to take the chip development according to the experts but not completely self. "Everything revolves around the design and performance of the chip," explains Russ Shaw to CNBC. "At this stage, it is not about the production and production facilities, which is very costly." According to Glenn O'Donnell, even Google and Apple resigned to build an expensive chip factory. "You will go to TSMC or even Intel to build your chips," says O'Donnell. In the Silicon Valley, according to O'donnell, it also gives a lack of people with the skills required to develop high-end processors: "Silicon Valley has placed so much emphasis on software in recent decades that hardware engineering as anachronism was considered ". Editorial Finanzen.net

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