Nvidia Explores Malaysia As Potential AI Data Centre Manufacturing Hub

Nvidia Corp’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Jensen Huang Jen-hsun, expressed optimism about Malaysia becoming a prominent manufacturing hub for artificial intelligence (AI) data centres.

Huang highlighted the country’s potential to emerge as a central data centre infrastructure hub for Southeast Asia.

Huang acknowledged Malaysia’s strong manufacturing capabilities and suggested that the country could play a pivotal role in the evolving landscape of AI data centres. He emphasized that traditional data centres were transforming into AI factories, where raw data undergoes refinement and transformation into valuable insights.

“Malaysia is a strong manufacturing nation, and I believe this country has a potential to become an excellent data centre technology hub for Nvidia in the Southeast Asia region,” Huang stated during a media round-table session.

Nvidia, a leading AI chip giant, is reportedly considering plans to establish a data centre in Malaysia.

While not confirming the potential collaboration with YTL Corp Bhd, Huang praised Malaysian companies such as YTL and Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) as potential partners for building robust data centre infrastructure.

In addition to the discussions with YTL, Nvidia will be meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in a closed-door meeting.

The focus of the meeting will center around AI developments in Malaysia, reflecting the growing interest and investment potential in the AI sector.

Huang acknowledged Anwar as the “AI Prime Minister” (Anwar Ibrahim) and expressed his enthusiasm for the meeting, adding a touch of humor by saying, “Your Prime Minister is the only Prime Minister with AI in his name, how can I refuse a meeting with an AI PM?”

Malaysia’s potential as an AI data centre manufacturing hub appears to be gaining traction, aligning with the country’s ambitions to solidify its position in the global technology landscape.

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