Nvidia has told its customers in China that it is delaying the launch of a new artificial intelligence chip called the H20, designed to comply with US export rules, to the first quarter of next year, Reuters reported.
The H20 is one of three China-centric chipsets developed by the company to comply with new US export restrictions.
The delay could complicate Nvidia’s efforts to maintain its Chinese market share against local rivals such as Huawei.
The AI chip company is expected to launch new products starting November 16, according to chip industry newsletter SemiAnalias.
Nvidia postponed the launch of the H20 until the first quarter of next year, and told customers it would likely launch the chip in February or March. The company informed customers that the H20 was delayed due to problems server manufacturers were facing integrating the chip.
Nvidia plans to introduce two chipsets, L20 and L2, alongside the H20 to comply with new US export rules. L20 is facing no delays and should be launched as per its original schedule, while there is no word on the launch of L2.
Nvidia is betting on chips to retain its share of the Chinese market after being barred from shipping products including the A800 and H800 with advanced artificial intelligence chips under Washington’s tough export rules.
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