Huawei seeks to give a new impulse in the semiconductor market with the launch of the new Huawei Ascend 910 chip with artificial intelligence. After Bloomberg’s publication on Huawei’s alleged links with the Chinese government, and the saga of incorporating spy chips, the company exhibits its commitment to artificial intelligence with new chips with machine learning capability.
In the midst of the controversy over the possibility that the motherboards of Supermicro’s servers may include spy chips, Huawei comes out and presents its new series of Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips, the Huawei Ascend 910.
With this step, Huawei continues his advance in AI, trying to compete with the big names in this industry, despite the attempts of the US government to contain China’s rapid technological evolution through increased tariffs.
But the Chinese government’s intentions are that, by 2025, 40% of smartphone chips to be manufactured locally, so it is allocating significant financial resources to its local suppliers to help them meet this goal.
The new Huawei Ascend 910 chip based on artificial intelligence is empowering cloud processing
In this sense, Huawei has presented at its annual partner conference the new Huawei Ascend 910, a 7-nanometer chip with machine learning designed for data processing in the cloud. Without a doubt, the new Ascend 910 is the Huawei’s statement for independence from other providers thanks to the new CPU’s processing capacity that’s two times larger than that of the Nvidia v100.
For the time being, the Chinese company has decided not to sell this chip this year so that it will be available from the second quarter of 2019. Another of Huawei’s novelties is the new Ascend 310 chip, designed for video surveillance cameras.
These novelties highlight the Chinese market’s interest in creating a technological industry that’s independent of foreign manufacturers. On the other hand, Huawei, which has always denied its link with Chinese government’s espionage scandals, hopes revive its sales after the decline experienced as a result of the US policy of banning and using their products.