Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Switches Focus with Creation of Two New AI Chips
Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, is pitting itself against technical giants such as Qualcomm and Nvidia with the unveiling of its two new Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips: the Ascend 910 and Ascend 310.
The Ascend 910 is created for data centers. AI applications call for an enormous amount of data, and Huawei claims that their new chip can process more data at faster amounts of time than the competing chips and can train smart algorithm networks in a matter of minutes versus several days or weeks.
Huawei already offers cloud services and in selling hardware along with software and services, the company is hoping to develop further growth in its enterprise business.
The other new chip, the Ascend 310, is geared towards internet-connected devices such as smartphones and smartwatches.
The new chips will put Huawei alongside major industry players such as Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, and Nvidia. The new chips come as a big switch for the company, which has previously focused on designing and making chips for its own smartphones.
Huawei Rotating Chairman, Eric Xu stated, “Going forward we need to think of new ways to prepare our business and industry for change. There are clear signs that AI will change or disrupt a whole host of industries.”
More information on Huawei and the new chips can be found here.
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