- Google has announced the production of Pixel smartphones in India, with plans to begin manufacturing the Pixel 8 series in the country, set to roll out in 2024.
- Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has asked Google to initiate the production of its Tensor chipset in India within three years. The Tensor G3 chipset includes advanced components such as ARM central processing units, an upgraded GPU, and a next-gen TPU for AI support.
- India is currently facing a shortage of GPUs and application-specific chips due to substantial orders from entities in the US and China, emphasizing the need for local semiconductor production.
- Google has been encouraged to support India’s manufacturing ecosystem, and the company’s supply chain team will work to deepen the Indian component system.