Beijing banned shipments of Loongson processors to Russia because they are used in China's military-industrial complex
China will no longer supply its Loongson processors based on Loongson Instruction Set Architecture (LoongArch) to Russia.
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This is reported by Russian mass media, citing a source "close to the Ministry of Digital Development". The reason is that Beijing recognized the technology as strategically important. Loongson processors are used in the country's military interests.
The developer of Loongson chips is a Chinese company with the same name that appeared 20 years ago. Last year it completed development of the LoongArch architecture, a feature of which was compatibility with software for AMD and Intel chips.
What is interesting, computers with Longsoon processors are available on AliExpress, but apparently this will not last long. China has already banned the sale of chips to Russian firms that tested the chips.
U.S. companies Intel and AMD under sanctions have banned the supply of their products to the Russian Federation. But chips are imported into the country under a parallel import scheme. Longsoon processors were considered by Russia as a replacement for Intel and AMD solutions in case of new restrictions, which will make "grey" import impossible.