Demand for AI chips sends Nvidia profits skyrocketing

Nvidia states it expects revenue growth to continue to $16bn for the three months to the end of September
31 August 2023
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Technology giant Nvidia says its sales have hit a record after more than doubling as demand for its artificial intelligence (AI) chips soars.

The company says revenue jumped to above $13.5bn (US dollars) for the three months to the end of June.

Nvidia predicts further revenue of around $16bn for the three months to the end of September.

That is much higher than Wall Street expectations and would equate to a rise of around 170%, compared to the same time last year.

"Companies worldwide are transitioning from general-purpose to accelerated computing and generative AI," he added.

The strong performance was driven by Nvidia's data centre business, which includes AI chips.

This year, Nvidia's stock market value has jumped to more than $1 trillion as its shares more than tripled in value.

That made it the fifth publicly traded US company to join the so-called "Trillion dollar club", along with Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon.

Nvidia was originally known for making the type of computer chips that process graphics, particularly for computer games.

Now its hardware underpins most AI applications, with one report finding it had cornered 95% of the market for machine learning.

ChatGPT - which generates human-like responses to user queries within seconds - was trained using 10,000 of Nvidia's graphics processing units clustered together in a supercomputer belonging to Microsoft.

- CyberBeat


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