U.S. considers tightening restrictions on AI chip exports
The potential restrictions would include further clamping down on the level of the computing power of chips that are available to be exported to foreign markets in China. ...
- Officials in the United States are considering tighter controls on the export of artificial intelligence (AI) chips to China.
- The proposed regulations would restrict the level of computing power chips that can be exported.
- The rules could be updated by late July.
- These restrictions have raised concerns among major industry players, such as Nvidia.
- Colette Kress, Nvidia's CFO, stated that the regulations would not immediately impact the company's financial results.
- The ban on AI chip sales in China was initially imposed by the Biden administration in October 2022 to slow down the semiconductor industry.
- Chinese developers were cut off from accessing advanced chips, including Nvidia's A100 and H100 chips.
- Nvidia reported strong financial performance, with a higher revenue forecast and increased company shares.
- Chinese developers are exploring alternative methods to develop AI chips, using weaker semiconductors and combinations of available chips.
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