Huawei Takes Aim at AI Sector With Two New Chips
Li Na
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Huawei Takes Aim at AI Sector With Two New Chips

(Yicai Global) Oct. 10 -- Huawei Technologies, unveiled two new artificial intelligence chip products for smart devices and data centers today as the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker takes aim at the fast-growing sector.

The Shenzhen-based firm revealed details of the Ascend 910 and Ascend 310 chipsets at the Huawei Connect conference held in Shanghai.

The new products are part of the company's strategy discussed at the conference to invest in fundamental research and create a full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio, as well as train new talent, Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu said.

The Ascend 910, aimed at the data center market will be launched in the second quarter next year. With a seven nanometer process and 350W maximum power consumption, the chip can process more data in a faster amount of time compared those products of competitors, the company said.

Huawei will also release the Ascend 310 next year, aimed at edge computing devices such as Internet of Things devices and mobile phones.

The move marks a significant change of direction for Huawei and both products will compete against industry mainstays such as Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia and Samsung. The company first set out plans two years ago to invest at least USD1 billion on research and development related to data centers.

Editors: William Clegg

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Keywords: HUAWEI , AI Chips