After Huawei, Alibaba will take on the responsibility of domestic cores

Due to well-known reasons, Huawei’s chip business is currently in trouble, and people in the industry are worried about the development of China’s independent chips. Baiming Technology believes that Alibaba may have taken on the important task of domestic independent chip research and development.

The chips currently developed by Huawei all use the ARM architecture, and most of the domestic independent chips are also developed based on the ARM architecture. However, from what has happened since 2019, it can be found that there are major drawbacks in relying on ARM, because ARM still uses American technology, so Chinese chips may be due to Unable to obtain authorization from ARM and continue to develop chips.

After Huawei, Alibaba will take on the responsibility of domestic cores

For this reason, domestic people of insight strongly suggest that the domestic chip industry should look for other chip architectures as soon as possible to get rid of the dependence on ARM, and the Risc-V architecture that has just begun to develop has become an option.

Although Risc-V was founded by an American professor, it has not yet been widely used, and American companies have not yet owned a large number of patents on the Risc-V architecture. In order to get rid of the influence of the United States, Risc-V even moved its headquarters from the United States to Switzerland, a permanent neutral country. , Based on these characteristics of Risc-V, Ni Guangnan, a well-known academician in China, and many people in the industry suggested the development of the Risc-V architecture, and Alibaba is one of the companies that will put it into practice.

After Huawei, Alibaba will take on the responsibility of domestic cores

Alibaba has released the Risc-V architecture-based Xuantie 910 chip as early as 2019. However, due to the lack of software ecology, the Xuantie 910 has not been widely used in various devices, and Alibaba continues to insist on developing the Risc-V architecture. , After more than a year of hard work, at the beginning of this year, the Xuantie 910 chip can run the Android system.

As the Xuantie 910 chip can run the Android system, Alibaba has also solved the biggest problem of the software ecosystem. After all, the Android system is currently the most widely used operating system in the domestic mobile market, and the software ecosystem is perfect. Various mobile products are equipped with the Xuantie 910. And Android system can run normally.

Another problem that plagues domestic chips is chip manufacturing. At present, the most advanced chip manufacturing process in China is 14nm FinFET, which is several generations behind the most advanced 5nm process of Samsung and TSMC, and the Risc-V architecture can take advantage of the backward process. To exert higher performance, domestic chips can form their own perfect industrial chain and enhance competitiveness.

It can be said that Alibaba’s Xuantie 910 using the Risc-V architecture is more meaningful in terms of independent research and development. Compared with Huawei’s Kirin chip, it has further got rid of the restrictions of American technology and enhanced the independent research and development capabilities of domestic chips.

With the successful research and development of Alibaba’s Risc-V architecture chips, perhaps more Chinese chips will adopt the Risc-V architecture in the future, and the independent research and development of Chinese chips will no longer be a dream, and the hope of getting rid of American technology is just around the corner.

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Author: Yoyokuo