According to the latest information quarterly report US regulators reportedly demanded that Nvidia limit the export of its artificial intelligence (AI) chips to “select Middle Eastern countries”.
In the report published on August 28, the company said that the new rules affect the A100 and H100 chips. help speed up machine learning tasks. Nvidia did not specify which Middle Eastern countries were affected.
Nvidia’s direct competitor, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), has received a letter from US regulators demanding the same embargo on exports of high-end AI chips to some Middle Eastern countries. Reuters.
Nvidia’s quarterly report says the new regulatory filing won’t have an “immediate material impact” on the company’s business and will not make up a “significant portion” of its revenue.
However, in a separate statement, Nvidia’s He stated that he is working with the US government to resolve the issue.
The quarterly report mentioned AI chip export regulations imposed by the US government on China.
Nvidia said past restrictions still allow it to sell alternative products in China, including lower-performing A800 and H800 chips.
However, the company warned that long-term results could be “harmed” if “all or part of China is effectively excluded”. The majority of sales of $13.5 billion in the last fiscal quarter ended July 30 came from the United States, China and Taiwan, with about 13.9 percent coming from other countries.
The first export controls were implemented by the Biden administration in October 2022. Attempt to isolate China from powerful semiconductor chips.
On June 29, officials in Washington said they would consider further tightening restrictions on the export of AI chips to China and limiting the computing power of chips to curb the flow of chip supplies to the Chinese market.
In response to the measures taken by the United States, the Chinese government stated: will control the export of gallium and germanium productsPrimary components for AI chip manufacturing.
AI regulations and restrictions of the United States, other countries consider your location in the race to develop advanced systems.
Translation of Walter Rizzo