Meta's Zuckerberg- big tech in Asia to double down on AI chips

Meta’s Zuckerberg- big tech in Asia to double down on AI chips

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By Vivek Kumar

Meta’s Zuckerberg- big tech in Asia to double down on AI chips. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is traveling through Asia nations this week stated during a meeting in Seoul with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday that Meta intends to increase its collaboration in partnership with Samsung Electronics for AI chips to address the geopolitical risk in Taiwan which is which is where TSMC is the world’s largest contract chip maker is headquartered.

Meta's Zuckerberg- big tech in Asia to double down on AI chips

Zuckerberg as well as Yoon have also talked about ways to increase cooperation in artificial intelligence as well as extended reality technologies according to an official from the South Korean presidential official said during a press conference this morning (in Korean).

AI processors — production and procurement of the chips, and the creation of cutting-edge technology with greater efficiency than present generation of chips are now a top priority for any company that works in the area of AI and they are now a key area of focus for Meta to ensure the future development of their hardware and social media devices business.

Zuckerberg reportedly met with Samsung’s top executives as well as Samsung chief executive Jay Y. Lee, on Wednesday evening to discuss possible collaborations in the area of AI chips, semiconductors as well as extended realities. A Samsung spokesperson was unable to comment on the meeting of Zuckerberg with Samsung when asked by TechCrunch for an answer to the story however, the company did not contest the report.

TSMC inaugurated its first chip manufacturing facility within Japan for diversification of its supply chains Taiwan in the midst of the U.S.-China technology war escalates. The TSMC-owned Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM) was founded through government officials and the Japanese government and corporate in the year 2020, began construction of the plant beginning in the month of April, 2022. JASM is scheduled to build its second chip manufacturing plant located in Japan, with construction to begin in 2024 by the time it is finished.

Meta’s founder also met with Japanese Premier Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Tuesday to meet with the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to discuss AI as well as semiconductors. Japan is trying to revive its chip manufacturing industry that is 10 years ahead of Taiwan as well as South Korea when it comes to chips of the future.

The Zuckerberg tour is part of the worldwide AI chips race. Nvidia continues to lead the market worldwide in AI chips, creating an enormous opportunity for nations that are traditionally powerful in processing or reviving their ingenuity. Tech companies that are building AI businesses are eager to help to reduce the burden of Nvidia dependence. In this regard, the social media giant has been increasing efforts to acquire AI chips and is working on its own internal AI chipset, Artemis, for its data centers. Large tech companies such as Microsoft, OpenAI, Amazon and Google have also been scouring to acquire AI chips to help them achieve their AI goals.

Meta’s goal on XR meeting with LG

The meeting today is the latest in a series of meetings made by Zuckerberg Meta CEO has made throughout the region. The day before, Zuckerberg met LG Electronics CEO William Cho in Seoul during his trip around Asia. LG Electronics said it held a two-hour meeting and Zuckerberg to discuss potential strategic partnership on Extended Reality (XR) development of devices.

When TechCrunch inquired if the discussions involved concrete plans between two sides an official from LG Electronics said that LG Electronics and Meta “have been working closely even before the top management meeting yesterday,” and both companies are expecting to see more opportunities to come up. No specifics on financial terms, or what specific products a collaboration might include.

The LG spokesperson added that the CEO of the company was Cho who spoke to local reporters following the meetingthat “The top management of the two companies discussed the strategic directions and timelines of the collaboration.”

On behalf of LG, LG is Korean tech giant plans to integrate Meta’s extended-reality (XR) system to its content and consumer devices, for instance, its televisions — in order to create an “distinctive ecosystem” in the Korean company’s recently established the XR division, LG announced in an announcement.

LG like all other tech companies across the globe today is hoisting the AI trumpet at present. However it hasn’t made significant progress on the AI race, in terms of chip manufacturing or as a creator of AI-focused products, or in the field of services. Meta is a possibility for LG to collaborate with a company which has seen more success but isn’t directly as a competitor to LG in the context of its overall consumer electronics business. It additionally, it is able to compete with several other major companies in the AI market, including Google or OpenAI.

A case in point: the company has specifically pointed out the fact that Cho “expressed a keen interest in Meta’s advanced technology demonstrations, notably focusing on Meta’s large language models and its potential for on-device AI integration,” when he was using an experience with the Quest 3 headset Meta recently launched as well as Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses, the company announced.

After LG stopped its struggling mobile business worldwide in April 2021 The Korean electronic and appliances manufacturer changed its concentration to other areas of growth which include smart homes connected devices, Internet of Things (IoT) as well as electronic vehicle (EV) components, robotics and, needless to add AI-based platforms.

In the last week of November, LG said that its home entertainment division has established a new extended-reality (XR) department as part of an organizational reshuffle that will speed up creation of an XR device with a target date of 2025.

“We are thrilled to see a figure in the consumer industry align with our commitment to creating an upcoming generation of XR devices,” mentioned the Meta representative. ” Meta’s goal of a more inclusive environment requires the collaboration of the most forward-thinking companies in the field., and we have high hopes that our partnership with LG will result in more opportunities for individuals worldwide to access the computing platforms of tomorrow.”