In this case, you can’t miss Tsinghua, which wanted to take over Micron in 2015 and then decided to build DRAM memory and 3D non-memory fabs in Wuhan.
Often the emphasis is on the interests of the state, but there are more interests in the geopolitical playing field. Tsinghua has a major interest in HP’s networking business in China. Instead, Intel again owns a 20 percent stake in Tsinghua. Roxchip is a major customer of Intel’s fab business.
News: Chinese government invests more than 20 billion euros in chipmaker Tsinghua
China has really made huge progress with some designs based on AMD products such as SMIC, UniSoc, Hisilicon (Huawei), Yangtze Memory Technology Company, Allwinner, Rockchip (fab deal with Intel) and Aokzoe, but also Epyc clones from Hygon. And State Secret007 .
As for the HPC market, Chinese supercomputers are now participating in the league of exascale champions.
* Matrix 2000 Accelerator, a GPU project
* Sunway processor with 256 cores, based on DEC Alpha architecture (instruction set)
* Taihulight supercomputer with Chinese interconnects and substrate (such as EMIB/Foveros from Intel and IF from AMD).
A second supercomputer, Tianhe-3, with 1.3 exaflops and FeiTeng (hand-based) processors from Phytium.
The choice for ARM in Chinese HPC, ~2018, was partially fueled by the US, along with the China trade ban on Xeon Phi processors.
Plus, they have alternatives to Google/Android, and with WeChat, they have a great example of why Musk parted $42b with Twitter.
[Reactie gewijzigd door Bulkzooi op 29 mei 2023 02:51]