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As well as making the grid more reliable and efficient, the technology could deliver high-speed Internet, TV, and telephony.
The country’s domestic market will also see continued growth, fueled by a boom in mobile and cloud computing.
Loongson is making steady progress toward a viable microprocessor, but its chosen architecture could keep it from supplanting its rivals.
Combining components on a single chip lowers the cost of manufacturing.
YuDian, dubbed the Chinese Siri, is available to anyone with a mobile phone in China.
Even if it alienates existing hardware partners, the Chinese market is too big, and fast-growing, to ignore.
The technology doesn’t burn as much power, but it also limits what a device can do.