Alibaba unveils first self-developed chip processor as China seeks self-reliance


By Zen Soo

HONG KONG (SCMP): Alibaba Group on Thursday unveiled its first self-developed chip processor, as Chinese companies move to seek self-sufficiency in the semiconductor industry amid the US-China trade war.

Developed by Alibaba’s chip subsidiary Pingtouge, the Xuantie 910 processor is based on an open-source architecture called RISC-V, as opposed to the more commercially-used ARM architecture. Alibaba is the parent company of the South China Morning Post.

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