Samsung Electronics will foster its neural processing unit (NPU) capabilities as part of its goal to secure leadership in logic chip businesses by 2030, the company has announced.
The South Korean conglomerate said the technology will be key in the era of artificial intelligence (AI) and that it will create 2,000 related jobs in the area, 10 times the amount it is hiring currently.
NPU is a processor optimised for deep learning algorithms. Samsung’s System LSI Business, its logic chip division, and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, the conglomerate’s long-term research and development arm, developed their own chip which was first commercialised last year on its Exynos 9820 SoC.
Samsung said it will expand the application of the technology later to data…