Clone this chip!

Research firm In-Stat claims that new Godson-2 processor being produced in China is a copy of the MIPS architecture. (It also gets my vote for creepiest processor name – it sounds like a bad horror movie.)

China has produced the second version of the first microprocessor produced in the country, according to research firm In-Stat, and it’s largely a copy of the MIPS chip invented by the company of the same name based in the U.S.

Since MIPS hasn’t licensed its technology to the Godson designers, they risk being sued if they sell the chip outside of China. Then again, given how poorly MIPS has been doing lately, maybe it’s not that great a risk. (Pun intended).

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