Samsung is Using AI to Design a Smartphone Chip. Will Others Follow?

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Samsung is Using AI to Design a Smartphone Chip. Will Others Follow? (



from the very-smart-phones dept.

“Samsung is using artificial intelligence to automate the insanely complex and subtle process of designing cutting-edge computer chips,” reports Wired:

The South Korean giant is one of the first chipmakers to use AI to create its chips. Samsung is using AI features in new software from Synopsys, a leading chip design software firm used by many companies…

Others, including Google and Nvidia, have talked about designing chips with AI. But Synopsys’ tool, called, may prove the most far-reaching because Synopsys works with dozens of companies. The tool has the potential to accelerate semiconductor development and unlock novel chip designs, according to industry watchers. Synopsys has another valuable asset for crafting AI-designed chips: years of cutting-edge semiconductor designs that can be used to train an AI algorithm. A spokesperson for Samsung confirms that the company is using Synopsys AI software to design its Exynos chips, which are used in smartphones, including its own branded handsets, as well as other gadgets…

Chipmakers including Nvidia and IBM are also dabbling in AI-driven chip design. Other makers of chip-design software, including Cadence, a competitor to Synopsys, are also developing AI tools to aid with mapping out the blueprints for a new chip.

But Synopsys’s co-CEO tells Wired that Samsung’s chip will be “the first of a real commercial processor design with AI.”

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