AMD may launch AI chips specifically for China

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AMD said it is considering making AI-powered chips specifically for the Chinese market that would comply with US export restrictions.

Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, said Tuesday that China is an important market and that the semiconductor giant wants to fully comply with US export controls.

“When we think about the accelerator market, our plan is of course to fully comply with US export controls, but we believe there is an opportunity to develop products for our customers in China who are looking for AI-based solutions, and we will continue to work in this direction,” Su said.

AMD may launch AI chips specifically for China

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AMD is preparing to ramp up production of its MI300 chip, which it is positioning as a competitor to Nvidia’s GPUs used for AI training. AMD is looking for 50% growth in the second half of the year in the data center business, thanks in part to the new chip.

Earlier this year, the US government banned Nvidia from selling its A100 and H100 chips to China. The H100 is one of Nvidia’s key AI chips. Nvidia decided to create a chip based on the H100 that would comply with export restrictions. Intel has also released a modified version of its Gaudi 2 AI chips for the Chinese market.

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