Suzhou PowerCore to Start Using IBM POWER Tech for New Chip Design in China

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The IBM-backed OpenPOWER Foundation has taken a major step forward this week: Two Chinese organizations, Suzhou PowerCore Technology Company and the Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology (RIJIT), will join the OpenPOWER Foundation. More importantly, Suzhou PowerCore plans to license IBM’s POWER architecture, intellectual property related to POWER8, and chip design tools to develop and market processors for specialized servers in China. The Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology will promote and help build an ecosystem for POWER development in Jiangsu Province and throughout China.