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On Monday, AMD released a new chip geared toward meeting the edge computing needs of its enterprise customers. Driven by an increased need to bring computing power and storage closer to users, the new AMD EPYC 8004 series processor (code-named Siena) is built specifically for “space- and power-constrained” edge data centers.
A day after AMD’s chip announcement, Intel kicked off its Innovation 2023 conference. At the event, Intel highlighted a collaboration with Dell on new AI servers; the launch of Intel Developer Cloud for building, deploying, and training AI models; and a new, next-generation Xeon server processor.
President Biden wrapped up his visit to Vietnam this week with a bilateral agreement that “seeks to expand the capacity of [Vietnam’s] semiconductor ecosystem.” As part of the agreement, the U.S. will provide Vietnam with $2 million in seed funding to address an engineering talent shortage hindering the nation’s growth as a semiconductor powerhouse.
Globe Telecom is moving forward with plans for a 124-megawatt data center facility in Quezon City, Philippines, to be operational by 2025. Not only will this be Globe’s biggest data center to date as it moves further into the data center space, but the move also positions the Philippines as a potential alternative to Singapore and Hong Kong for hyperscalers seeking connectivity and capacity options in the APAC region.
The New Albany City Council has approved AWS’ $3.5 billion data center campus, further expanding Amazon’s presence in the Ohio region. With a planned completion by 2030, the new data centers will support computer services, networking equipment, and AWS technology. As one of the state's largest private-sector corporate investments, AWS' expansion in Ohio underscores the company’s pivotal role in the Silicon Heartland’s continued growth.