Nvidia, a U.S. chipmaker, plans to expand its partnership with Vietnam’s major tech firms. The goal is to support the country in training talent for developing artificial intelligence and digital infrastructure.
The company has already invested $250 million in Vietnam and has partnered with leading tech companies to deploy AI in various industries, such as cloud, automotive, and healthcare.
Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang, said that Vietnam is already their partner, and they have millions of clients in the country. Huang also added that Vietnam and Nvidia will deepen their relations by expanding their partnership with Viettel, FPT, Vingroup, and VNG. He also mentioned that Nvidia would support Vietnam’s artificial training and infrastructure.
Last week, reports have that Nvidia was set to discuss cooperation deals on semiconductors with Vietnamese tech companies and authorities. Huang’s visit to Vietnam comes at a time when the country is trying to expand into chip designing and manufacturing, following the trade tensions between the United States and China.
During a meeting with the Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Huang proposed setting up a base in Vietnam. Vietnam’s investment minister, Nguyen Chi Dzung, also asked Nvidia to consider setting up a research and development facility in the country. He also mentioned that Vietnam had been preparing mechanisms and incentives to attract investment projects in the semiconductor and artificial intelligence industries.