Google will initially pay for setting up the manufacturing plants and subsidies till the NIST and university research partners design the circuitry for the chips.

The U.S. Commerce Department said that it did contract with Google to develop chips for researchers that will help the researcher to research semiconductors and nanotechnology.

The Deal is signed between the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Google.

The chips are manufactured by SkyWater Technology at its Bloomington, Minnesota, semiconductor foundry, the department said on

As per the contract, Google will pay the initial costs and subsidies for the production of the chips.

NIST with the university research partners will design the circuitry of the chips.

The Biden administration’s Chips and Science Act was recently passed by Congress and signed into law.

“NIST anticipates designing as many as 40 different chips optimized for different applications.

Because the chip designs will be open source, researchers will be able to pursue new ideas without restriction and share data and device designs freely,” the Commerce Department said in a statement.

The research partners included in this project are the University of Michigan, the University of Maryland, George Washington University, Brown University, and Carnegie Mellon University, the statement added.