Facebook’s Plan To Design Its Own AI Chips Has Set Alarm Bells Ringing For Qualcomm, Nvidia And Intel

Posted by Matt Walker  on May 30, 2018

[Ed. note: see Sept. 2018 publication, Webscale Network Operators: 3Q18 Market Landscape] Rumors about Facebook’s likely entry in the hardware segment were put to rest after the company posted job openings for chip designers. Facebook was looking for candida... READ MORE

Tag(s): Capex, Data centers, Webscale/Hyperscale, Artificial intelligence (AI), R&D, Chips


Alibaba aims to undercut US chipmakers’ dominance

Posted by Arun Menon  on November 2, 2018

Alibaba entered the club of webscale network operators (WNOs) developing their own chips recently, joining Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. The Chinese e-commerce giant announced plans, in September 2018, to develop its own customized neural network chip, called Ali... READ MORE

Tag(s): R&D, China, Chips