Nvidia has alternatives for restricted chips; CEO downplays US curbs on Chinese exports

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Nvidia Corp. has played down the impact of a US government order restricting the export of two prized semiconductor models, with founder and CEO Jensen Huang saying the firm can meet the needs of the “vast majority” of its Chinese customers using less advanced alternatives.

The comments come weeks after the US unveiled export restrictions that will affect Nvidia’s A100 and forthcoming H100 graphics processing unit (GPU) chips, which are mainly used in data centres, supercomputing centres and cloud computing platforms. They’re also used to train autonomous driving algorithms.

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