AMD shares got about 5% jump after the news that the biggest electric car maker Tesla will be using custom AI Chips made together with AMD. The deal is involving Jim Keller which is the famous engineer at AMD working together with Tesla Engineers involving technologies from both companies.
Jim is also involved in current Zen architecture which is a great success.
Sources say that AMD already sent samples to Tesla and that the heavy testing is already underway!
We also already know that all current Tesla vehicles are using NVIDIA GPU technologies, so this puts a big question if NVIDIA will continue to supply Tesla cars with its GPU’s in the future, or will they have separate channel. We are happy to see AMD Working on Tesla Custom AI Chip.
Fully autonomous vehicle from Tesla using mentioned technology should be available in 2019.