US orders Nvidia, AMD to stop selling top AI chips to China

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Nvidia and AMD have been ordered to stop selling some of their high-performance chips to China that could be used for artificial intelligence (AI). The move will affect Nvidia’s A100 and H100 chips designed to accelerate machine learning tasks and prevent AMD’s MI250 chips from being shipped to China. The restrictions will affect Nvidia’s business in China and potentially cost $400 million (roughly Rs. 3,180 crore) in sales. This would be a blow to Chinese companies’ advanced work with image and speech recognition.

According to a Report Via Reuters, Nvidia and AMD have been asked by the US government to stop exporting some high-performance chips to China.

inside Regulatory Filings, Nvidia said the restrictions would cover Nvidia’s A100 circuit and the upcoming H100 integrated circuit with the company’s business in China. It is also expected to affect image recognition projects carried out by Chinese companies. The new rules will cost Nvidia $400 million worth of business.

According to the filing, the new rule will address the risk that covered products could be used or diverted for ‘military end use’ or ‘military end user’ in China and Russia.

The new licensing requirements will affect shipments of MI Intelligence chips, which Reuters called AMD250 artificial intelligence chips. Exports of MI100 integrated circuits will not be affected by this decision, he added. The company said it does not believe the new rules will have a material impact on its business.


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