OpenAI CEO Sam Altman plans to raise billions of dollars for a chip venture to establish a network of semiconductor factories

The project would involve working with top chip manufacturers and have a global scope.

G42 and SoftBank are among the firms that have held discussions with Altman.

Intel, TSMC, and Samsung Electronics are potential partners for OpenAI.

Altman has also talked to Microsoft, and the software giant is interested in the plan.