🚀 Semiconductor Spotlight: From the largest AI chip ever built by Cerebras Systems to the ethical dilemmas of facial recognition technology.
Here's a SemiSlice of what's been happening around the industry.
🚀 Investments and Valuations in AI Chip Development
Cerebras Systems is not only looking to hire a Director of Marketing in Sunnyvale, they have also developed the largest and fastest-ever computer chip dedicated to AI, boasting 2.6 trillion transistors and 850,000 cores.
With a $720 million in venture funding and a valuation of $4 billion, Cerebras is competing with industry leaders like Nvidia and securing major contracts in the high-performance computing market.
AI Talent Shortage Challenges: Fujitsu and other companies are grappling with a shortage of tech workers, which could impact the development of new AI applications. Read more
Facial Recognition’s Ethical Dilemma: PimEyes, a facial recognition tool, has sparked concerns about privacy and misuse, highlighting the ethical and regulatory challenges in the deployment of such technologies. Read more
Investing in Semiconductor Manufacturing: EMD Electronics invests $39 million in a new gas and chemical delivery facility in Chandler, Arizona, reflecting the continued investment in the advanced electronics sector in Arizona. Read more
📚 Featured Articles
AI and Recruitment: Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies are shaping policies for AI-enabled hiring, focusing on fairness, transparency, non-discrimination, and accountability. Read more
Semiconductor Industry in Phoenix: Mayor Kate Gallego is working to establish Phoenix as a global city, with a focus on the semiconductor industry, amidst the U.S. government's CHIPS Act and TSMC's decision to build two chip factories in the city. Read more
🔍 AI and the Next Industrial Revolution
Supermicro highlights AI as the next industrial revolution, emphasizing that digitalization, storage, and accelerated computing are key technologies enabling AI. The company collaborates with key partners like Intel, Nvidia, and AMD to stay at the forefront of innovation. Read more
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🔨 Kneron's Funding Milestone
Kneron, a San Diego-based AI company, has announced $49 million in strategic funding, bringing their total Series B financing to $97 million. The funding will be used to accelerate the deployment of advanced AI, with a focus on nano GPT solutions for automotive applications. Read more
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