Nvidia, a major GPU maker, has sent urgent orders to TSMC to make GPUs that will be banned from exporting to China next year, Taiwanese media outlet UDN reported on Monday. The new 5,000-unit order would start delivering as soon as the end of October. Both firms declined to comment on this issue to UDN. Earlier this month, the US issued a new export ban on high-performance GPU shipments to China, effective in September 2023. Nvidia’s A100 and the coming H100 chips are affected by the ban, the former of which has been adopted by Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent. The chips can be used for data processing and AI. [UDN, in Chinese]