The Canadian startup Tenstorrent, which builds artificial intelligence (AI) processors among other things, revealed a new partnership with Samsung’s chip manufacturing department.
On Oct. 2, the startup announced the partnership with Samsung saying it will use the partnership to bring the, “next generation of AI chiplets to market.” Tenstorrent manufactures chips and intellectual property (IP) for data centers.
The deal includes the use of one of Samsung’s advanced manufacturing processes, the SF4X process and 4nm architecture, to produce its next-gen chips. According to the announcement the product to be developed with Samsung will be a chiplet, to be paired with other chiplets in one package.
Jim Keller, the CEO of Tenstorrent, said the goal is to develop “high performance compute” and to deliver these solutions to “customers around the world.”
In August Tenstorrent closed a $100 million funding round led by both Samsung and the automotive manufacturer Hyundai. At the time Tenstorrent said the funds would go towards acceleration of product development and design, AI chiplets, and a roadmap for machine learning software.
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This development comes in the heat of the race to develop the most powerful AI chips to create high-level AI systems.
Currently, Nvidia is the market leader when it comes to chip development and the strength of the chips they have made available. Earlier this year the company briefly tipped $1 trillion value amid the AI frenzy.
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