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Tencent Unveils First Chips in Push Beyond Online Content

  • Tech giant has created chips for cloud, video-transcoding
  • WeChat owner joins Alibaba and Baidu in developing chips
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Tencent Holdings Ltd. has unveiled its first chips, showcasing a yearlong foray into silicon design as the Chinese tech giant seeks to grow beyond digital entertainment.

The offerings include an artificial intelligence chip for search and recommendation, another for compressing video files, and a networking chip for cloud servers, executives said Wednesday at the company’s annual cloud summit. It’s unclear if the chips have already been put into use.