Litigation is a machine which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage - Ambrose Bierce, allegedly
The AMD deal won't threaten the development of home grown multi-use microprocessors.
Xinhua quoted the director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) computer division as saying the development of a home grown CPU was because the dictators had, er, dictated that will happen.
He told Xinhua that one technology strategy wouldn't affect the government's strategy. And the AMD deal poses no threat to its own R&D efforts and to its Longxin family.
Two additional versions of the processor will be released "very soon".
The deal was between AMD and a ministry that isn't as important a ministry as the Ministry of Information Industry.
The CAS man said that AMD has worked hard for 30 years to break Intel's monopoly, but China had to learn from AMD to break foreign IT giants' monopolies. Fighting talk from CAS. µ
Sign up for INQbot – a weekly roundup of the best from the INQ