Chinese designers throttle chips to escape US controls

@ 2022/11/09
Chips do not have to be that advanced

Chinese chip makers have worked out that while chip specs have improved over the last ten years, they have not changed that much to make a difference to products.

The US has been sanctioning China in the hope that it can throttle its access to chip technology. However Alibaba and start-up Biren Technology are tweaking their most advanced chip designs to reduce processing speeds to avoid the sanctions.

Alibaba, Biren, and other Chinese design houses created blueprints for advanced processors to power the country’s next generation of supercomputers, artificial intelligence algorithms and data centres. These are produced offshore by the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.

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