Tesla collaborating with AMD to develop AI chip for self-driving car

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Tesla Inc is collaborating with Advanced Micro Devices to create its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, according to a CNBC report. CNBC cited a source knowledgeable about the matter.

AMD spin-off GlobalFoundries CEO Sanjay Jha said the company is working directly with automaker, CNBC noted.

GlobalFoundries is a semiconductor foundry headquartered in Santa Clara, California and fabricates chips, having a wafer supply agreement in place with AMD.

Tesla isn’t entirely going it alone in chip development, the source stated, and will develop on top of AMD intellectual property, according to the report.

Over 50 people are working on the task under Jim Keller, a well known chip architect and the head of Autopilot hardware and software of the automaker, CNBC noted.

Advanced Micro Devices shares boosted 2.2 percent in extended trading.

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