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Alibaba said to be launching a server chip based on Arms technology this week

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A man walks past an Alibaba sign outside the company's office in Beijing on April 13, 2021. Photo: AFP

The e-commerce giant, which runs its own semiconductor design unit called PingTouGe, is reportedly unveiling a new chip soon Chinese companies have been rushing into chip design, which requires less investment than chip manufacturing

Alibaba Group Holding will this week launch a server chip based on technology from British firm Arm Holdings, joining fellow Chinese tech giants Huawei Technologies Co and Baidu in a push on semiconductor development, local financial media outlet Caixin reported on Monday.

The design process for Alibaba's central processing unit (CPU), which has been under development since 2019, concluded in the middle of this year. It will be minted using the 5-nanometre process, Caixin said, citing anonymous sources.

Alibaba, owner of the

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