Samsung to Manufacture Next-Gen Google Tensor chip


Google Tensor chip: Google’s next-generation Pixel smartphones are still months away, but they continue to emerge on the web. Looking at the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, I’ve seen at least the back clearly.

Google Tensor chip

The prototype Pixel 7 is also available on eBay. But little is said about the second-generation Tensor chip, the powerhouse of two phones. Google has reportedly partnered with Samsung again for a second-generation Tensor chip.

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According to a neighboring report citing industry insiders, Samsung Electronics will manufacture Google’s second-generation tensor chips for the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.

The report suggests that mass production of second-generation Tensor chips at Samsung Electronics Foundries will begin this month or in June.

In addition, the chip is reported to be manufactured on a 4nm process node. Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be available in October. 

Google Tensor chip
Google Tensor chip

The report states that Samsung uses PLP (Panel Level Packaging) technology to manufacture second-generation Tensor chips. In PLP,  chips cut from a wafer are placed on a rectangular plate.

This technology aims to minimize costs and, at the same time, increase productivity.

This isn’t the first time Google and Samsung have partnered on a Tensor chip. Last year, Samsung manufactured a Tensor chip for the Pixel 6 series on a 5nm process node.

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Samsung also provides Google with DRAM and NAND flash components, as well as chips for Waymo’s self-driving cars. The South Korean giant is also in talks with Google to supply chipsets to Google servers and other applications. 

The second-generation Tensor chip, which will debut on the Pixel 7, is called the Tensor GS201 and is known internally as Cloudripper. In addition, the GS201 is said to have a Samsung Exynos 5300 modem that has not yet been announced.

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