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Google developing own CPUs for Chromebook laptops

US software giant ramps up hiring blitz for semiconductor and hardware ambitions

Google is joining the ranks of global tech companies racing to develop in-house chips. (Source photo by AP)

TAIPEI -- Google is developing its own central processors for its notebook and tablet computers, the latest sign that major tech players see in-house chip development as key to their competitiveness.

The U.S. internet giant plans to roll out the CPUs for laptops and tablets, which run on the company's Chrome operating system, in around 2023, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Nikkei Asia.

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