A new report from Naver cites industry sources that Samsung Electronics foundries will begin mass-producing Google’s second-generation Tensor chipset on the 4nm process this month. Google revealed it would launch two new Pixel 7 models in the fall – these new devices would feature the new chipset.
The other thing mentioned was the use of PLP technology. “PLP is a packaging technique which chips cut from a wafer are placed on a rectangular panel. It is possible to minimize the discarded edge, thereby reducing cost and improving productivity. ”
Samsung is reportedly in close talks with Google to produce chips for other applications like Google’s own server chips and Samsung already supplied DRAM and NAND flash components to Google, as well as the chipsets used in Waymo’s autonomous vehicles.
Leading Apple, finished products or server companies are trying to manufacture their own chips […] Samsung Electronics is attracting foundry customers through design support. ” – Semiconductor industry official
The Google Tensor chipset was manufactured by Samsung and the resulting hardware (Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro) proved to be a buggy experience and not very good battery life. We are hoping the next-generation Tensor improves on battery life and thermal stability.