China’s Access to Arm’s Advanced Chip Designs Limited by U.S. Export Controls

Chinese high-tech companies such as Alibaba’s T-Head are unable to buy advanced CPUs and GPUs from American companies such as AMD, Intel, and Nvidia due to the recently imposed export control rules. Chinese entities are also apparently unable to license leading-edge CPU IP from Arm because of the same rules and the Wassenaar arrangement. 

According to a report from Financial Times, Chinese companies cannot get access to Arm’s advanced Neoverse V-series CPU IP due to export control rules of the U.S. and U.K. as well as the Wassenaar arrangement on export controls for dual-use goods and technologies and conventional arms. Arm’s Neoverse V1 and Neoverse V2 CPU core IP is designed to enable high-performance computing applications, including supercomputers. 

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