Nvidia is in advanced talks with Malaysian conglomerate YTL on a data center agreement as the US chip giant seeks additional business from Southeast Asia.
Nvidia is in advanced talks with Malaysian conglomerate YTL on a data center agreement as the US chip giant seeks additional business from Southeast Asia, according to a few sources.
According to one of the sources, the proposed collaboration would include cloud infrastructure collaboration and would be anchored at YTL’s data center complex in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, which borders Singapore.
According to another statement, the cooperation would provide enterprises in Southeast Asia with access to Nvidia’s AI chips via cloud computing.
“YTL is an extraordinary company. Malaysia is an important hub for SEA (Southeast Asia) computing infrastructure, which requires access to land, facilities, and power, and YTL could play a great role in that,” he said. “It would be a privilege for us to partner with YTL in any way.”
YTL did not immediately react after its telecoms sector agreed to a cloud gaming relationship with Nvidia this year.
Nvidia sees Southeast Asia as a “growing technology hub,” with Huang stating that he is contemplating artificial intelligence infrastructure projects in Singapore or Malaysia. He claimed the corporation would “potentially announce some large investments” in Singapore this week.
Singapore accounted for $2.7 billion, or 15%, of the company’s revenues in the fiscal quarter that ended in October, a 401% increase over the same period last year. Singapore is home to numerous Asian offices of US and Chinese technological behemoths, as well as over 1,100 AI startups.
On Friday, the CEO informed us that Nvidia was collaborating with 80 Malaysian businesses.
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