China to compete with Intel and AMD by offering Silicon Processors

China is all set to manufacture its own silicon processors and will start competing with companies such as Intel and AMD. The trade trick that it will use to lure customers is simple- offer the software, related hardware and the processors at half the cost that AMD and Intel are offering.

Beijing will not restrict its semiconductor offering to laptops and other tabled computing devices, it is also going to offer the smart thinking to automated cars, trucks and what not.

Supporting this theory is the press update released by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce that informs us of a newly developed “Cross Border Semiconductor Work Committee”’ that will look into the domestic and international investments and trade for the newly establishing business.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has also apparently expressed his vision of building a supply chain of semiconductors to the international markets like US, Japan, and Europe.

Now, the big question?

Who will buy the products from China and that too technologies such as silicon wafers?

Well, to be frank, none from the west! As the products offered by Beijing will surely lack the “Trust Factor” in the west.

However, privacy advocates should also see the other side of the business.

If an enterprise is offering an electric good for nearly a quarter, the price of what is being sold in developed countries. Then surely some populace will opt for it without caring about their data being transmitted to foreign soil/s.

For instance, we see all the technology companies, such as Apple Inc and Google, are offering their products with a boost that they can be trusted for security and privacy. But what we miss is that almost all these products have at least 1-2 core operational parts that are made in China.

So, what’s the answer?

See, technology helps humans to live a better life. But it depends on who is using it and what’s the purpose?

Therefore, China is having the freedom to jump into the computer processor trade. But governments should see these developments with an eagle eye and avoid any trade that can cause national security concerns.

Because why sign a deal with a company and then tarnish its image in the technology world that it is spying on users and transmitting generated data to servers operating on its own soil…….hope the one who are/is reading will agree with what is being said!

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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