China government officials kicked off a program last month that aims to define a national processor architecture. If the initiative is successful, the processor could become a requirement for use in any projects seeking government funding such as purchases of computers or smartphones.
At least five existing processor architectures are up for consideration as the basis of the standard. The initiative also could be used to define its own instruction set architecture or extend an existing one.
Officials of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology hosted the first meeting of the so-called China National Instruction Set Architecture initiative in March. Representatives of about 20 China organizations attended the meeting, including communications giants Huawei and ZTE as well as a number of academic groups.
It seems Intel, AMD and ARM will have more challenges to contend. Do you know what it will mean to compete against the Dragon? If China stops patronizing these companies, it will simply mean that a new world of competition in the industry is born.
Respect these Chinese politicians – they are very efficient and can plan anything just to keep China competitive. When will Nigerian politicians get to that level?