Apple working on AI chip for data centres, WSJ says, as it tries to catch up with rivals like Google and Microsoft

Apple has been developing a homegrown chip to run artificial intelligence tools in data centers, though it’s unclear if the semiconductor will ever be deployed, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The effort would build on Apple’s previous efforts to make in-house chips, which run in its iPhones, Macs and other devices, according to the Journal, which cited unidentified people familiar with the matter. The server project is code-named ACDC within the company, the newspaper said.

Apple shares rose as much as 1.2 per cent in late trading on Monday. They had been down 5.6 per cent this year through the close. A representative for the Cupertino, California-based company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Apple has been playing catch-up with its tech peers in generative AI, the technology underpinning chatbots and other popular new tools. But the company is preparing to unveil a new strategy for artificial intelligence at its Worldwide Developers Conference next month.


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