Chinese CPU and GPU Maker Loongson Plans to Raise $544 Million

Loongson Rips MIPS: Uses Old Code for New CPUs

Even though Loongson claims that its latest 3A5000 and 3C5000 processors are based on its in-house developed proprietary architecture and no longer rely on the MIPS architecture, the code the company uses to enable the new CPUs in Linux is actually the same code it used for its MIPS-based chips. Furthermore, the CPU developer fails to demonstrate advantages of…