Agreed. Its tough atm to see how Russia could compete. I'd think they'd have an easier time convincing water it isn't wet considering Russia's current economic and technologic status in the world right now.I see this as a very uphill thing for Russia...
ignoring the political aspects they are limited on what they can use. That is a huge hurdle as the competition has much better access and stuff.
According to what I've heard about modern chip design, that's at the very low end of what it would take to design something even for an old process node. And that probably even assumes you're mostly repurposing existing IP.The venture expected to span three years and costing potentially 2 billion rubles ($21.25 million), according to estimates by a former employee of MCST, another Russian CPU developer.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they can still use Korean fabs? If not, doesn't China have some 14 nm-grade production lines?ignoring the political aspects they are limited on what they can use. That is a huge hurdle as the competition has much better access and stuff.
I can't imagine that situation will last forever. China is already seething about the U.S. dictating who they can sell to, and you can see that with the derailment of the Intel/Tower merger and threats of mineral export restrictions. By some point they will just do what they want.In theory, China-based SMIC can make certain chips for Baikal, but it may turn such orders down fearing further scrutiny from the U.S. government.
Yeah, it's one thing to make an argument there are enough smart people in a country, but it's another to argue about what would be the state of their industry, because the latter depends on a lot of other factors. Things like the investment climate and the prevalence of corruption weigh heavily here.Right, they'd be using their amazing in house technique of importation to kick everyone's butt. Don't kid yourself, they're decades behind in tech to the rest of the world.