Nvidia accelerates A100 and H100 production ahead of bans

Nvidia reportedly increases the production of GPUs Hopper H100 and Ampere A100 by TSMC. Nvidia wants to take advantage of the time before the U.S. government’s ban on chips from China proceeds.

Nvidia accelerates the production of its A100 and H100 GPUs from TSMC

Nvidia is placing a large order for chips from chipmaker TSMC to meet demand, before the U.S. restriction takes effect, something that was announced over the past month.

The U.S. government announced plans to restrict Nvidia’s GPU sales to China on the grounds that these are products and chips that could have a “military end use” or “military end user.” This is why the green company wants to accelerate the production of Hopper H100 and Ampere A100 graphics cards to sell to its customers in that country, as with the restrictions this will not be possible.

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As a result of these restrictions, it is believed that Nvidia could lose about $ 400 million in the next quarter.

This report ensures that the green team can continue selling Ampere A100 graphics cards until March 1, 2023, and that all new orders must be placed by September 1, 2023. Hopper H100 can also be supplied through Hong Kong by September 1, 2023.

Orders will be fulfilled within 2 to 3 months from the last batch of GPUs, compared to 5 to 6 months previously.

Recall that the US also banned Nvidia from selling to Russia and Belarus for the same reasons.