Home > Communication > AMD Stops Chip Production In China

AMD Stops Chip Production In China

British semiconductor maker AMD has stopped licensing chip designs to its China-backed joint venture.

AMD’s chip-producing joint venture in China will be confined to the Zen architecture that debuted in first-gen Ryzen and EPYC Naples processors.

The company says it will not move forward with designs based on AMD’s new Zen 2 microarchitecture, which powers the third-gen Ryzen and EPYC Rome processors.

AMD established a joint venture in China in 2016 called the Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment. It agreed to license its x86 and SoC IP for chip development in a deal worth US$293 million.

The joint venture consists of both public and private Chinese companies.

These include the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is heavily influenced by the Chinese government.

Sugon, a Chinese government-backed server vendor, had plans for a Zen 2-based exascale supercomputer, but the status of that project is now unclear.

You may also like
Nvidia Arm Deal Hits Chinese Hurdle
US Turns Up The Heat On China’s Tech Advances
Brands Placing Orders For 2023 Products As Chip Demand Surges
Bosch Opens Massive Chip Factory In Germany
Chip Giants See Revenue Surge