China vs US vs World – CPU Race: ARM + x86 vs RISC-V

If the US wanted war, they would have it eventually 🙂 – ARM + x86 vs RISC-V + MIPS + Zhaoxin & Dhyana x86,

Below are just a few articles selected by me some time ago and it seems that eventually China will detach itself from the rest of the world regarding technology!

Zhaoxin x86


China vs US tech WarDhyana – China producing x86 chips nearly identical to AMD server processors
Since the Edward Snowden revelations about National Security Agency efforts to use implants in technology products to conduct foreign intelligence collection, China has been applying increasing pressure on US technology providers.

VIA and Zhaoxin ZX- family of x86 processors roadmap shared
the VIA/Zhaoxin processors will reach a level of performance competitive to contemporary AMD Ryzen processors by 2019 (probably Zen 2).

AMD Creates Quad Core Zen SoC with 24 Vega CUs for Chinese Consoles

Chinese venture began operations in April and would take over all business for SoftBank Group subsidiary Arm Holdings involving local partners. Chinese and external investors, including Beijing-sponsored entities, control 51% of Arm mini China while the British parent owns 49%.

EET China Article: RISC-V Brought To China, Not A High-Rise Rendering

As of March 2019, version 2.2 of the user-space ISA is frozen, permitting most software development to proceed. The privileged ISA is available as draft version 1.10. A debug specification is available as a draft version 0.13.1

Chip designer Arm, which charges for its silicon blueprints, has had its feathers ruffled by RISC-V because it represents a potential competitor, once the project matures

Linux Boots On “Shakti” — India’s First Ever RISC-V Based Silicon Processor

World’s first RISC-V-based FPGA SoC runs Linux

ZTE, Lenovo and Xiaomi Are Making Their Own ARM-Based Mobile Chips


Is your Chinese smartphone spying on you?

(about these issues we knew from 2014, why today?)


Chinese hardware makers slammed by ‘chip hack’ report, Lenovo loses HK$11 billion in Hong Kong

The Chinese company resumed normal operations after paying a US$1.4 billion fine to settle the matter.
Super Micro Computer says a third-party audit of its recent and older motherboards has not turned up evidence of a spying chip as alleged in an explosive report two months ago by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Huawei to build 400-person chip plant near Arm Holdings headquarters in Cambridge
The firm is carrying out a five-year £3bn investment plan for the UK that the prime minister co-announced in February 2018.


The company’s Kirin 980 chipset is built on Arm designs but will not be affected for about a year, it estimated.

China rushes to absorb Arm’s tech before tensions with US rise
Chinese investors like the state-owned Bank of China and search engine operator Baidu own 51% of the joint venture, giving Beijing access to Arm technology. The British chip designer controls the remaining 49%.

In April, it banned Chinese smartphone maker ZTE from doing business with U.S. companies for illegally shipping communications devices containing American components to Iran.


~~~~~~ war ~~~~~~

U.S. economy would grow by nearly 50 percent over the next 15 years, while China’s would expand by 300 percent, equaling or surpassing America’s around 2030.

By 2014, China actually took the lead in this critical category with 801,000 patents, nearly half the world’s total, compared to just 285,000 for the Americans

In 2012, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development tested half a million 15-year-olds worldwide. Those in Shanghai came in first in math and science, while those in Massachusetts, “a strong-performing U.S. state,” placed 20th in science and 27th in math. By 2015, America’s standing had declined to 25th in science and 39th in math.

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