DoD bolsters domestic chip production through incentives

Going by the posting on a government contracting site, the U.S. Defense Department will soon commence soliciting proposals for a program to provide incentives to boost the production of chip in the country. Currently large American chip companies, including Nvidia Corp, Apple Inc, and Qualcomm Inc outsource the fabrication of semiconductors to companies such as…

Amazon relocates machine learning tasks to its custom designed chips, away from NVidia Corp

In a development that underscores cost cutting measures adopted by Amazon.com Inc, the e-commerce giant said it has shifted some computing power for its Alexa voice assistant to its own custom-designed chips, away from chips supplied by Nvidia Corp. When consumers ask devices equipped with Alexa, including Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers, a question…

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Nvidia courts Amazon.com and VMWare with new AI-focused software

Nvidia’s vComputeServer software will help shuffle data back and forth between data centers and the cloud. In an effort which sees chipmaker Nvidia Corp increasing its footprint in the cloud computing space, it stated has begun collaborating with Amazon.com Inc’s cloud division as well as with VMWare Inc to host artificial intelligence programs in Amazon’s…

U.S. postal service to use self-driving trucks in a landmark pilot project

The implications of this pilot project has manifold benefits. It will not only lower operating costs but also improve delivery time and significantly reduce the problem of driver shortages. On Tuesday, in a development that marks a significant milestone in efforts to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight, the U.S. Postal Service stated, it…

Nvidia Corp partners with Chinese EV startups to develop autonomous driving technology

All 3 Chinese startups will base themselves on Nvidia’s Xavier platform which will allow them to add specific software to adapt their vehicles to local traffic and infrastructure situations. On Wednesday, U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp’s CEO Jensen Huang stated, the chipmaker has signed separate deals with 3 Chinese electric vehicle startups, SF Motors, XPeng Motors…

Mobileye’s autonomous driving tech to be used by VW, BMW and Nissan Motor Co

In total Mobileye’s autonomous driving tech will be deployed in more than 2 million vehicles. Brian Krzanich, Intel’s CEO stated 2 million vehicles comprising those from the stable of Volkswagen AG, BMW and Nissan Motor Co Ltd, would be using Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle technology to crowd source data for building maps that enable autonomous driving.…