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posted by janrinok on Friday May 20 2022, @09:56AM   Printer-friendly
from the dont-put-some-of-your-eggs-in-too-many-baskets dept.

Tech war: China bets on open-source RISC-V for chip design to minimise potential damage from 'being cut off' by US sanctions

A growing number of Chinese chip design firms have adopted open-source RISC-V in their chip designs as an alternative to Intel's proprietary X86 and Arm's architecture, in a bid to minimise potential damage from US sanctions and to save on licensing fees.

[....] "[This] gives Chinese companies access to a global open standard instruction set architecture (ISA) ecosystem," said Stewart Randall, head of electronics and embedded software at consultancy Intralink. "So Chinese companies can have access to, and create, their own cores or chips based on it."

However, some industry experts said China's adoption of open-source RISC-V architecture would not shield them from all US sanction risks, as America still holds the trump card when it comes to electronic design automation (EDA) tools, the key software needed for chip design, as well as chip manufacturing technologies.

If you really want to create your own cores from scratch, without licensing anyone else's IP, is it truly possible to do so with RISC-V?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 20 2022, @08:58PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 20 2022, @08:58PM (#1246697)

    They will love us if we just starve their children some more. And stop any shipments of modern medicine and technology. They WILL love us then.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2022, @02:57AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2022, @02:57AM (#1246767)

    You only love Cuba because it's communist. It's been run by a brutal Latin American dictator. The slogans probably sound good to your ear, though.

    It's not "the people of Cuba" who run Cuba, but the Castro family, and they could have turned their back on communism at any point and opened up their economy TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE, but they never did. The govt still owns everything.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2022, @03:35AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2022, @03:35AM (#1246770)

      The embargo doesn't really affect the Castro family. It only hurts the regular people. Maybe you think capitalism/socialism/communism is a religious thing - anyone who doesn't agree with your preference is heathen and can be treated in a less humane way?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2022, @04:54AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 21 2022, @04:54AM (#1246787)

      Brutal Latin America dictator? You mean like Batista?

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by unauthorized on Saturday May 21 2022, @06:51AM

      by unauthorized (3776) on Saturday May 21 2022, @06:51AM (#1246794)

      Ah yes, a brutal dictator who engaged in such evils as building housing, schools, hospitals, but worst of all expelling the legitimate [themobmuseum.org] businessmen [themobmuseum.org] who flourished under the gentle regime of the US-backed Good Guy(tm) Batista and build those wonderful resorts and casinos among other legitimate businessmen pursuits such as empowering women to engage in sex work and overcoming unjust sanctions on consumer goods.

      It's not "the people of Cuba" who run Cuba, but the Castro family, and they could have turned their back on communism at any point and opened up their economy TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE, but they never did. The govt still owns everything.

      Yeah, you are full of shit. The government of Cuba explicitly allows private property [columbia.edu] by constitutional law and there have been various forms of state-sanctioned private enterprise in Cuba since the 80s.