back to article Google wants US government to help develop chiplet design standards, so they're easier to make and buy

Google has suggested the US government's National Institute of Standards and Technology develop standards for some silicon, in hopes of improving the semiconductor supply chain. Google's opinion emerged in a submission to the Department of Commerce in response to the Biden administration's 100-Day Supply Chain Review of …

  1. bombastic bob Silver badge

    getting government involved

    getting government involved... would NOT be an improvement!

    better for private industry to just step up and build competing foundries NOT in China and learn the obvious "do not put all eggs in one basket" object lesson.

    yeah 'chiplets' too if it makes 'em happy. But we do NOT need GUMMUINT "gumming up" the electronics industry. Keep them OUT or EVERYONE suffers.

    (keep in mind a great deal of this supply SNAFU, with ships parked too long off of the L.A. coastline as one example, may in fact be a DIRECT RESULT of GUMMINT being IN THE WAY, as usual, GUMMING things up and supplying plenty of red tape)

  2. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    It's strange that Google is not mandating that chips should have little OLED screens showing AdSense ads.

  3. _LC_

    Standard backdoors

    They only have our best interests in mind, I'm sure.

    1. Aitor 1

      Re: Standard backdoors

      Are you thinking about a certain elliptic curve?

      In any case, change is too fast to sentence it to admin death... it would not work!

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    In other words, Google wants what is *convenient* for them to use to play one manufacturer against the other so they can gouge them all down to the lowest possible dollar instead of partnering with them *properly*.

    Not to mention the fact that the Americans DO NOT get to dictate standards to the entire known world. They keep having delusions about that in the face of the EU, China, India, etc. having much bigger populations and high tech industries.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So...sounds like Google want's the US Government to help them club the chip makers into submission of what suits Google best. And they then go to great lengths to explain how the Government shouldn't afterwards actually enforce anything that might not suit Google best.

    Funny, how one of the richest capitalist companies is so hip on spending taxpayer dollars to further their financial goals. Thanks Google, we're all rooting for you. To fail...

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