Hanoi – In a groundbreaking development, Vietnam’s tech powerhouse FPT has unveiled plans to construct a $200 million artificial intelligence (AI) factory, leveraging NVIDIA’s graphics chips and software. This strategic partnership, announced on April 23, signifies a comprehensive collaboration aimed at revolutionizing AI and cloud services in Vietnam and beyond.

The partnership between FPT and NVIDIA aims to create a seamless AI & Cloud ecosystem, providing clients with AI products, GPU infrastructure, technical expertise, and domain knowledge. This holistic approach will be facilitated through the establishment of AI factories dedicated to research and development, expanding AI and cloud capabilities globally, and nurturing a technologically adept workforce.

The AI factory, serving as a sovereign cloud, will be equipped with NVIDIA’s cutting-edge technologies, including the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software and frameworks, along with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. This initiative underscores FPT’s commitment to advancing AI research and development, with a particular focus on generative AI, autonomous driving, and sustainable transformation for a green future.

By harnessing NVIDIA’s expertise, FPT aims to position Vietnam as a leading AI nation and drive the widespread adoption of AI applications across Asia, with a specific focus on Vietnam, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. The AI Factory will offer cloud GPU services to empower corporate customers globally, enhancing research capabilities, accelerating AI application speeds, and achieving breakthroughs in productivity and customer experience.

As part of this collaboration, FPT joins the NVIDIA Partner Network as a Service Delivery Partner and aspires to become a Global Systems Integrator. Leveraging NVIDIA’s state-of-the-art products and technologies, FPT will develop tailored cloud services, hardware, software, and generative AI solutions, catering to diverse industry verticals, including automotive, manufacturing, and banking.

Dr. Truong Gia Binh, Chairman and Founder of FPT Corporation, emphasized FPT’s commitment to digital transformation, AI, cloud, and education. He highlighted FPT’s vision to position Vietnam as a global AI hub through collaboration with NVIDIA, fostering innovation, business development, and talent development.

Keith Strier, NVIDIA Vice President of Worldwide AI Initiative, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the transformative potential of AI across various sectors. He praised FPT’s efforts to drive innovation and transformation in Vietnam, paving the way for the country to become a prominent player in the AI landscape.

In summary, the partnership between FPT and NVIDIA heralds a new era of AI-driven innovation and economic growth in Vietnam, reaffirming the country’s commitment to technological advancement and global leadership in AI development.