Nvidia and Foxconn are joining forces to create AI factories, a new data center that will have supercomputers for accelerating the development of autonomous vehicles, automated machinery, and industrial robots.
Jensen Huang, CEO and co-founder of Nvidia, announced in the Hon Hai Tech Day event in Taiwan alongside Yoing Liu, CEO of Foxconn, that AI factories are based on Nvidia’s GPU for processing, customizing, and refining massive amounts of data into models and data for AI.
AI factories will be part of an end-to-end solution that starts from Nvidia’s autonomous driving platform, feeding driving data to AI Factories to develop new AI models and deploy them in self-driving cars.
On Foxconn’s side, they will be the main supplier of Electronic Control Units (ECUs) for cars by Foxconn. Their goal is to produce ECUs for Nvidia’s Drive Thor chip, which is an SoC for the upcoming new generation of cars, set to begin production in 2025.
AI factories directly compete with Tesla’s Dojo supercomputer, which started construction during the past summer. Currently, Tesla uses Nvidia’s GPUs based on large-scale supercomputers before they are eventually replaced by Dojo in the future. Meanwhile, Foxconn currently has a contract to produce EV cars for Fisker.
TLDR: Nvidia and Foxconn are collaborating on AI factories that utilize Nvidia’s GPU for processing data and developing AI models for autonomous vehicles. Foxconn is also set to produce ECUs for Nvidia’s Drive Thor chip. AI factories are a direct competitor to Tesla’s Dojo supercomputer, and Foxconn currently has a contract with Fisker to produce EV cars.