China's Guizhou Huaxintong announced earlier this week the mass production of the StarDragon 4800, the processor designed for servers.
In January 2016, Guizhou of China and Qualcomm America created Guizhou Huaxintong Semiconductor Technologies of China, with respective ownerships of 55% and 45%. The news made headlines on People’s Daily, an official newspaper of the Communist Party, on May 12, 2016.
According to Huaxintong, the StarDragon 4800 features 48 cores based on the ARMv8 Architecture. The chip is 40mm wide and packs 18 billion transistors, manufactured using sa 10 nanometers (nm) process. Huaxintong said that "StarDragon 4800 presents the high level of localized chipset design techniques for server" and that "they can compete with the mainstream products in the United States market."
The specifications of Huaxintong StarDragon 4800 are similar to those of Qualcomm's Centriq 2400 10 nm server processor, which entered mass production in November.
It is likely that StarDragon 4800 will be produced at Samsung Foundry Business Division.