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Alibaba, Tencent enlisted to help sanction-weary China build RISC-V chips

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Re: RISC-V fragmentation

> ... embedded devices ... It doesn't matter though, as they are single purpose devices

For j.random IoT thing, true.

But some less fashion-driven embedded devices do have long production lives and/or long contractual support lives, where you do have to worry about being able to source equivalent parts after the first choice processors went EOL. If the new part isn't software compatible then your costs just went up (painfully, as even if the original devs are still hanging around they've probably forgotten all about that code).

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