After Alibaba and Baidu, Chinese tech giant Tencent may also enter the chip market.
According to Tianyancha data, Tencent established Shenzhen Baoan Bay Tencent Cloud Computing Co., Ltd. on March 19 with a registered capital of 20 million, and its legal representative is Wang Jingtian, vice president of Tencent Cloud.
Baoan Bay Tencent Cloud Computing Company is wholly owned by Tencent Cloud Computing (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Its business scope includes computer technology services and information services; research and development of big data processing technologies; application software development, and " Integrated circuit design, research and development ".
From this point of view, it is sooner or later that Tencent's cloud computing department announces that it will independently develop chips, which also means that all three BAT companies have entered the market of self-developed chips.
Baidu launched the Kunlun AI chip, which is produced in 14nm process in cooperation with Samsung. It is based on Baidu's self-developed XPU neural processor architecture.
It uses the Samsung 2.5D I-Cube packaging process, connects the SoC main chip and two HBM2 high-bandwidth memories through an interposer, and packages them on a substrate.
The Kunlun AI chip has powerful performance. In addition to providing up to 512GB/s memory bandwidth and supporting PCIe 4.0 x8, it can provide 260TOPS (260 trillion operations per second) computing power at 150W power consumption.
Alibaba acquired Zhongtian Micro in 2018, and on this basis established Pingtouge chip company, officially entering the semiconductor field.
Since then, Pingtouge has introduced the Xuantie 910 CPU and the optical 800 AI inference chip. The specific score of the optical 800 on the chip test standard platform Resnet 50 is: performance 78563 IPS, which is 5 times the second place (15012); energy efficiency ratio 500 IPS / W, 3.3 times the second place (150).
Internationally, companies such as Amazon and Google have used self-developed semiconductor chips in their own cloud computing business for a long time, and they are mainly oriented to the field of AI.
In short, in the field of global cloud computing, in addition to Microsoft's self-developed chip but cooperating with other partners to promote customized chips, Amazon, Google, Alibaba and other companies have launched self-developed chips.