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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to help Samsung make AI semiconductor chips

ChatGPT has been the talk of the town in the past year. It’s a next-gen AI chatbot that can provide more in-depth answers and keep up with the user in a conversation.

Created by the U.S.-based company OpenAI, it’s currently the leading player in the AI scene globally. It’s also the engine behind Microsoft’s Copilot AI chatbot. Reportedly, Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has visited South Korea to meet with executives from chip companies Samsung and SK Hynix.

According to a recent report by Reuters, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is in South Korea for discussions. The word is that he’ll be meeting with Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix to explore a potential collaboration in developing specialized semiconductor chips for AI processing.

Word has it that Sam Altman is working on securing billions of dollars for a chip venture where chip foundries team up with OpenAI. Samsung and SK Hynix, known for producing High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) chips, are in the spotlight. These chips are crucial for high-performance computing, especially in tasks related to AI.

Reportedly, Sam Altman is scheduled to meet with the head honcho of Samsung’s Semiconductor business arm, as well as the leaders of Samsung Foundry (which produces semiconductor chips for other companies), Samsung Memory (responsible for designing DRAM, HBM, and NAND flash chips), and System LSI (involved in designing application processors like Exynos).

SK Hynix focuses on designing and selling memory chips, whereas Samsung Electronics, through its Samsung Foundry arm, not only designs but also manufactures semiconductor chips. It stands among the three companies globally with the capability to produce 7nm or more advanced semiconductor chips. Currently, TSMC leads the market, with Samsung Foundry coming in as the second best. Intel has also jumped into the game, producing advanced chips for other companies through its newly established Intel Foundry Services (IFS) firm.

SK Hynix has recently declared its goal to be a “total AI memory provider.” To everyone’s surprise, it turned a profit in the last quarter of 2023, and the future quarters look promising for the company. Similarly, Samsung Semiconductor anticipates a positive shift in the memory market after a year of oversupply that led to the company experiencing its first-ever loss in history.