According to Taiwan media “Economic Daily News” today cited sources reported that the Hon Hai Group in the Apple “order”, through its industrial FULLIAN (FII) production base in Vietnam to the Apple exclusive supply of AI servers.
However, as is customary for the Foxconn Group, it has always “not commented on the dynamics of a single customer or order”. The source added that Foxconn is currently the largest assembler of Apple iPhones and a supplier of servers to Apple’s data centers, so when Apple decided to push into the AI space, it naturally continued to choose Hon Hai as its preferred partner given its “dominance” in the AI server market and years of cooperation with Apple.
Taiwan media quoted market research organization statistics results pointed out that the Hon Hai Group is currently in the global server field market share reached about 43%, is currently Amazon’s largest cloud service provider, and has been to ChatGPT and NVIDIA supply AI servers.
Apple recently announced the results of the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 (the second quarter of this year), in the earnings call, the company’s chief executive officer Tim Cook in an interview with Reuters, said that Apple has been researching for many years, including generative AI here in a variety of AI technology.
Cook has previously avoided talking about generative AI technologies, with previous comments always zooming in on larger AI and machine learning technologies.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also reported earlier that Apple is developing an internal “Apple GPT” program, comparable to OpenAI’s ChatGPT program.
Similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing, Google’s Bard, and other big language models, Apple has developed an “Ajax” framework for AI projects and its own in-house chatbot, which some engineers have dubbed the “Apple GPT “. Gurman said Apple could release the program in 2024.