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Asia Times: Cheap CPUs May Revolutionize China

Mar 02, 2004, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Culturecom Holdings Ltd says its new V-Dragon CPU, which retails for only US$15-$30, will reduce the price of PCs and appliances by anywhere from 50-70 percent, mostly by eliminating costly intellectual-property (IP) fees charged by 'Wintel'--Microsoft and Intel--for their operating systems and CPUs.

"Co-developed by IBM and based on the Midori Linux operating system, the new V-Dragon architecture aims specifically for the Greater China market with an embedded dynamic Chinese character-generating engine, allowing direct use of 32,000 Chinese characters without additional font sets or Chinese language peripherals..."

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