As we know, the Global semiconductor crisis and the supply chain breakdown have severely affected the tech industries across the globe. But it’s the global electronic and automotive industry that has faced an existential crisis. The crisis has created a backlog for most of the manufacturers in the market.
The major reason for the supply chain disruption is the shortage of processor chips, as small as a coin in size. These chips offer computational power to the smallest of things like mobiles and video games and even the biggest of machines like space rockets and planes.
And the manufacturers are piling millions of their resources into obtaining these chips to power their ambitious electric cars. Tesla is not an unknown brand in the market and is globally renowned for its electric vehicles.
This might come as a surprise, but Tesla’s microprocessor’s Artificial Intelligence is even more powerful than Apollo 11 rocket that put humans onto the moon. Not only that, it even surpasses Apple’s iPhone and the world’s most powerful fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II.
Previously the chips were made by Nvidia; however, Elon Musk later replaced them with Tesla developed and Samsung made chips which are 21-times improvement on the previous chip from Nvidia. The two ‘neural network arrays’ that are each capable of 36 trillion operations per second allow the camera, sensor, radar, and GPS data on the fly.
The chip is even faster than the IBM Deep Blue supercomputer responsible for controversially beating the world chess champion Garry Kasparov since the UBM Deep Blue is behind by 200 million operations of Tesla. Another research found that the only ‘computer’ in existence to beat Tesla’s new chip is the human brain, with a near-incalculable one petaflop of processing power.
Let’s hope that Tesla could keep climbing the performance ladder, and the current chip crisis might end soon before the world end with climate change.