Nvidia Corp’s acquisition of Arm will harm competition: Elon Musk

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has been quoted by the Telegraph as saying, he is concerned over Nvidia Corp’s planned acquisition of British chip designer Arm since it could impact competition. Telegraph’s report also mentions that Amazon.com Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have also raised opposition to the deal with U.S. authorities. Earlier this year, the US FTC…

Baidu starts mass producing 2nd generation Kunlun AI chips

On Wednesday, Chinese tech giant Baidu said, it has started mass-producing its second-generation Kunlun artificial intelligence (AI) chips, as it races to become a major player in the chip industry with Beijing’s backing. In a statement Baidu said, the second-generation Kunlun AI chips, using 7 nm process technology, produced computational speeds of two-to-three times faster…

Nvidia Corp approaches Chinese competition regulators to approve $40 billion deal to acquire UK chip designer Arm

On Tuesday, a report from the Financial Times states, Nvidia Corp has submitted an application to Chinese competition regulators to review a $40 billion acquisition of UK chip designer Arm. “The application was made in recent weeks and sets in motion a period of scrutiny that could take up to 18 months”, said the report…

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…