A RISC-V prototype chip. Chinese scientist Bao Yungang recently said in a post online that China could weather sanctions better than Russia because of its semiconductor talent and the ability to fork the open source RISC-V architecture. Photo: Handout
A RISC-V prototype chip. Chinese scientist Bao Yungang recently said in a post online that China could weather sanctions better than Russia because of its semiconductor talent and the ability to fork the open source RISC-V architecture. Photo: Handout

US-China tech war: top Chinese scientist envisions forked RISC-V chip design standard to cushion decoupling impact

  • Computing expert Bao Yungang said China could handle sanctions better than Russia by developing a ‘RISC-X’ chip architecture for use by Belt and Road countries
  • The idea of forking the free semiconductor architecture comes amid concerns in China that even open source code could come with sanctions risks

A RISC-V prototype chip. Chinese scientist Bao Yungang recently said in a post online that China could weather sanctions better than Russia because of its semiconductor talent and the ability to fork the open source RISC-V architecture. Photo: Handout
A RISC-V prototype chip. Chinese scientist Bao Yungang recently said in a post online that China could weather sanctions better than Russia because of its semiconductor talent and the ability to fork the open source RISC-V architecture. Photo: Handout
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