Nvidia CEO Pledges to Prioritise Japan for AI Processors
Updated: Jan 5
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has expressed his commitment to supplying artificial intelligence (AI) processors to Japan, acknowledging the country's high demand for these chips.
Japan is currently focused on rebuilding its semiconductor infrastructure and catching up in AI technology development. Nvidia's graphics processing units (GPUs) dominate the AI market, making them a sought-after resource.
During a visit to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's official residence in Tokyo, Huang assured reporters that Nvidia would do its utmost to prioritise Japan's requirements for GPUs.
This visit comes shortly after Japan passed an extra budget that allocated approximately 2 trillion yen ($13.60 billion) for chip investment. Some of these funds are expected to support Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC and chip foundry venture Rapidus, which aims to manufacture cutting-edge chips in Hokkaido, Japan's northern island.
Huang emphasised the importance of countries like Japan recognising the need to have control over their own data, build their own AI factories and produce their own AI intelligence. This reflects a growing trend of countries seeking to establish their own capabilities in AI technology.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang pledges to prioritise Japan's demand for AI processors amid high market demand.
Japan is focused on rebuilding its semiconductor infrastructure and catching up in AI technology development.
Nvidia's GPUs currently dominate the AI market.
Huang's visit to Japan follows the country's allocation of funds for chip investment.
Japan aims to produce its own GPUs and establish its own AI capabilities.