Friday Huawei unveils range of AI chips
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, China’s largest telecom equipment maker and smartphone vendor, unveiled a range of artificial intelligence chips in its biggest-ever push to expand its presence in the semiconductor sector and to compete with US companies such as Nvidia Corp.
The move is also part of Huawei’s broader effort in AI. The company is working to offer a full-stack technological portfolio to support all AI application scenarios.
Huawei said one of the new processors, known as the Ascend 910, boasts the greatest computing density in a single chip in the world, whose performance can beat its rival product Nvidia V100. Ascend 910 is scheduled to hit the market in the second quarter of 2019. And it will be deployed on Huawei’s cloud solutions to drive data centers.