Last Updated: October 19, 2023, 10:00 IST
TAIPEI: Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, will construct a brand new type of information centre utilizing Nvidia chips and software program for a spread of functions together with self-driving automobiles, the businesses stated on Wednesday.
Sharing a stage at Foxconn’s annual tech showcase in Taipei, Foxconn Chairman Liu Young-way and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang stated their firms would construct these «AI factories» collectively.
«A new type of manufacturing has emerged – the production of intelligence. And the data centres that produce it are AI factories,» Huang stated, including that Foxconn had the experience and scale to construct them globally.
Showing a hand-drawn sketch, Huang – sporting his signature black leather-based jacket – defined how «AI factories» may constantly obtain and course of information from autonomous electrical automobiles to make them smarter.
«This car would of course go through life experience and collect more data. The data would go to the AI factory. The AI factory would improve the software and update the entire AI fleet,» stated the Taiwan-born Huang. «In the future, every company, every industry, will have AI factories.»
Nvidia, the world’s most dear chip firm, stated in an announcement that the AI factories would use its chips and software program, together with its cutting-edge GH200 superchip that it’s barred from promoting in China.
The announcement comes after Nvidia on Tuesday stated new U.S. export restrictions would additionally block gross sales of two much less highly effective high-end AI chips it created for the Chinese market together with considered one of its top-of-the-line gaming chips.
Nvidia’s shares have tripled in 2023, giving the corporate a market worth of greater than $1 trillion, pushed by pleasure over the central function of the corporate’s chips in AI functions.
Foxconn, the most important provider of Apple’s iPhones, desires to duplicate its stage of success in assembling private computer systems and smartphones because it expands into making electrical automobiles for different firms.
In January, Foxconn and Nvidia introduced a partnership to develop autonomous car platforms, through which Foxconn would manufacture digital management models (ECUs) for automobiles primarily based on Nvidia’s DRIVE Orin chip to promote to the worldwide market.
Liu, standing subsequent to Huang, stated Foxconn is «trying to convert itself from a manufacturing service company to a platform solution company,» citing good cities and good manufacturing as different functions for AI factories.
Foxconn on Wednesday unveiled a brand new electrical cargo van referred to as Model N, the sixth prototype in its EV push that has set bold objectives however has to date solely seen restricted orders.
Jun Seki, head of Foxconn’s EV enterprise, stated the corporate was speaking to 14 potential prospects, with out naming them, and sees India and Japan as promising nations for EV improvement.
Initially focusing on 5% of the worldwide EV market and the equal of $33 billion in income from manufacturing EVs and elements by 2025, Foxconn’s aggressive longer-term ambition is to make practically half the world’s EVs.
Foxconn’s Tech Day takes place on the birthday of its billionaire founder, Terry Gou, who stepped down as the corporate’s chief in 2019.
He is now operating as an impartial candidate for Taiwan’s president at elections in January and didn’t seem on the occasion, not like final yr when he drove on stage in a prototype EV.
(This story has been edited by News18 employees and is printed from a syndicated news company feed — Reuters)
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