Baidu Unveils Kunlun II AI Chip: Rival for Nvidia A100


Baidu spun off its semiconductor design business into an independent company back in June, reports Data Centre Dynamics. Kunlun Chip Technology Co. values its business at around $2 billion

Kunlun Chip, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese high-tech giant Baidu, said this week that it had started volume production of its Kunlun II processor for AI applications. The new AI chip is based on the 2nd generation XPU microarchitecture, is made using a 7 nm process technology, and promises to offer two to three times higher performance than its predecessor.