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China’s ‘Little Nvidia’ Not So Homegrown – The Information

But Moore Threads, which investors value at more than $2 billion, has omitted important information: key pieces come from the UK

Little Nvidia
Within 100 days of its founding in October 2020, the Beijing-based Moore Threads was worth more than $1 billion on paper. Photo: Moore Threads


Chinese microchip startup Moore Threads has been dubbed “Little Nvidia,” framing it as a trailblazer in China’s quest to develop homegrown semiconductors in the broader race for technological supremacy against the West, The Information reported.

But Moore Threads, which investors now value at more than $2 billion, has omitted important information: Key pieces of its chip design come from UK-based Imagination Technologies, a major global licensor whose customers also include Apple.

Read the full report: The Information


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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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