Electronics manufacturing company Foxconn is planning to build an advanced computing center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The center, which is due to be completed in 2026, will have Nvidia Blackwell GB200 servers at its core, which consist of 4,608 GPUs across 64 racks.

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The two companies will also collaborate on the creation of digital twins for the manufacturing, EV, and smarty city spaces using Nvidia’s Omniverse platform, the company’s real-time 3D graphics collaboration platform.

"A new era of computing has dawned, fueled by surging global demand for generative AI data centers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang after the news was announced at the Computex 2024 event in Taiwan last week.

He added: “Foxconn stands at the forefront as a leading supplier of Nvidia computing and a trailblazer in the application of generative AI in manufacturing and robotics. Leveraging Nvidia Omniverse and Isaac robotics platforms, Foxconn is harnessing cutting-edge AI and digital twin technologies to construct their advanced computing center in Kaohsiung."

Founded in 1974, Foxconn has recently sought to expand its market share in the semiconductor industry, after witnessing a slow growth in smartphone sales. Its subsidiary Ingrays manufactures servers, storage devices, and high-performance computing (HPC) components, including HPC accelerators that contain Nvidia GPUs.

In January 2024, it was announced that Foxconn had entered into a joint venture with HCL Group to set up an outsourced assembly and testing (OSAT) facility in India.

In April of that same year, the company announced it would be switching to a rotating CEO system, switching every six months to allow the head of each of the company’s six business groups to take it in turn to assume the leadership position.