back to article Qualcomm forms JV with Chinese province to design server chipsets

Qualcomm has struck a US$280 million joint venture with the government of China's Guizhou Province that will see the two organisations design server chips in China. Qualcomm took the wraps off an ARM-powered server CPU last October. On Sunday it advanced its plans by revealing “a strategic cooperation agreement and joint …

  1. x 7

    being an American company, isn't Qualcomm in danger of hitting technology export restrictions if it tries this?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I presume this is why they setting up a China based business, and of course ARM is not from the US.

  2. druck Silver badge

    Well with Intel putting the untrustable processor within a processor "Management Engine Microcontroller" in to all their server chips, who can blame the Chinese or anyone else from wanting something different.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      That "little" issue with the IME was the first thing that came to mind before even reading the meat of the article. If worries about Intel's server processor come to the fore, Intel using their Xeons to fund their pivot into IoT could become far more difficult. Mobile for Intel is essentially dead without severe discounts.

  3. JaitcH

    And the USA complains about technology 'theft'

    This is the most common way that is used to transfer technology from the West to the East.

    As for 'restricted' exports, a couple of years ago US companies subcontracted software writing to some Russians, in Russia. Obviously they had detailed knowledge of the product.

    After their handiwork was installed, or loaded in to the complete product, US trade restrictions prohibited the very same Russians from even touching the product!

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