IBM Announces US$2 Billion Investment in AI Campus, Hinting at Reentry into the Semiconductor Business

Subscribe To Read This Insight

1Q 2019 | IN-5409


SIBM Invests US$2 Billion into a New Artificial Intelligence Research Hubd


The AI Hardware Center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus in New York will focus on computer chip research, development, prototyping, testing, and simulation. The new center is being built in partnership with New York State, which hopes the center will attract new companies in the field of AI and create several hundred new jobs. The investment marks IBM focusing more on the hardware side of its business. It also shows IBM’s increased appetite to invest in human capital and to address one of the stickiest problems currently facing the AI community.

New Hardware Ambitions for IBM


IMB expanding its research into the area of AI hardware should not come as a shock. Venture Beats reported back in June 2018 that IBM had designed a power-efficient chip for AI processing. IBM published a paper describing their designs and how they were using analog memory in the process of training neural networks. Use of analogue memory is unique to IBM, which is now us…

You must be a subscriber to view this ABI Insight.
To find out more about subscribing contact a representative about purchasing options.