Tencent Unveils Three Computer Chips of Its Own Design

What’s new: Tencent Holdings Ltd. unveiled three computer chips of its own design Wednesday, joining a rush by Chinese tech companies to develop in-house integrated circuits in pursuit of a competitive edge amid a global chip shortage.

The Shenzhen-based company’s three new chips are the artificial intelligence chip Zixiao, which is focused on processing images, video and natural language; a video transcoding device Canghai; and network interface controller Xuanling, Tencent vice president Qiu Yuepeng said at the company’s Digital Ecosystem Summit in Wuhan.

Tencent didn’t display the three chips at the summit or disclose what techniques are used to make them. Continue to read the full article here