Although backed by Ali, Zhongtian micro can not be short of money, no shortage of application scenarios, which will greatly benefit the development of Zhongtian micro. However, the medium sky micro founder Yan Xiao wave in the past some of the past, and this time after the acquisition of the middle Tian Wei, the media exaggerated publicity has been a shadow of the acquisition. ? Ali entered the chip to catch up with artificial intelligence and the Internet of things. ? With the ferment of the US sanctions against ZTE, the chip has gained high attention from Chinese media. Ali announced that the Dharma Institute has set up a chip technology team to carry out independent research and development of AI chips. However, the wholly owned acquisition of Zhongtian micro has no help in solving Chinas shortage of core. In fact, there is not much difference between Alis past grabbing the draught and collecting money. Before Ali announced the independent development of Ali-NPU, Ali and many companies at home and abroad jointly invested in several AI chip companies. In 2017, Cambrian science and technology completed 100 million US dollars A round financing. Under the impetus of the joint efforts of China investment venture, Alibaba venture, association venture, national science investment, China branch Turing, Yuan Wo origin, Cambrian became the first Unicorn start-up company in the field of AI chip. In addition to the Cambrian period, deep science and technology, Neng, ASR and other technology companies engaged in AI chips and Internet of things chips have also been invested in Ali. However, Alis investment in the above companies is not to enter a certain industry, more business investment, and from do not put eggs in a basket can also see Ali is in a few notes, as long as there is a big, can make a steady profit. Ali announced independent research and development of Ali-NPU, even to release a sound, can play a very good positive impact on Ali, after all, now whether it is to do bitcoin miner, or do CPU, GPU, DSP, FPGA, have launched their own artificial intelligence chips, NPU has become a hot concept, for molding enterprises Industry image, creating high-tech halo of enterprises is of great significance. Moreover, Ali has a great advantage over the Cambrian and other manufacturers in this respect. In publicity, Ali-NPU claims that its price performance is 40 times higher than that of similar products in Europe and the United States. However, this is not Alis biggest innate advantage, because artificial intelligence chips can not be done, cost performance, absolute performance, performance power consumption is more secondary than these, the most critical is to have people to use. The difficulty and threshold of AI is not only the realization of deep learning algorithm, but how to combine deep learning algorithm with application and combine with system. In this regard, because Ali has a large number of application scenes, this makes Alis AI chip not to be sold at all. It can be completely digested by self producing and selling itself, and forms a positive cycle of the chip R & D - the application of the product - the return of funds. In this respect, the best example of foreign countries is the Google TPU. When the manufacturers of the Cambrian and Shen Jian science and technology are still looking for downstream customers, Ali can develop their own artificial intelligence chips by the way of internal planning economy. The same is true in the field of Internet of things, because Ali itself has many application scenarios, which makes the acquisition of Zhongtian micro get a lot of convenience. In the past few years, the HUAWEI Kirin chip is supported by the model of the internal planned economy by HUAWEI. If Ali is properly operated, it may not be able to replicate the commercial performance of the Kirin. ? The black history and media propaganda of Yan Xiaolang, the founder of Zhongtian micro company, cast a shadow over the acquisition. ? Recently, a lot of the media have re - dug the Han core events of the year, and blamed the blame for the imposition of the sanctions on technical fraud and academic corruption. At the same time, Professor Chen Jin of Shanghai Jiao Tong University removed the label of Motorola chip by grinding, then printed the label of Han core on Motorolas chip, invented the Han core, and passed the leader Wang Yangyuan of the Peking University microelectronic Research Institute and the group leader of the National 863 plan integrated circuit design expert group. Xiao Lang, member of academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and member of the expert group of academician Xu Juyan of Engineering Academy were appraised and appraised by Zou Shichang. The high state funds were then defrauded. In fact, the way Han core such a grinding chip is not so clever, but a number of experts, including a number of academicians, are incredibly blind, which is really unthinkable. By grinding the chip, Chen Jin was not only awarded the title of the Shanghai science and technology entrepreneurship leader by the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, but also employed by the Shanghai Jiaotong University as a scholar of the Yangtze River, which has the meaning of black humor. I wonder how the master of the Jingdong master of the devil is thinking about this. It can be said that the sequela caused by the Han core event is a nuclear bomb level, which not only lets Han core defrauded the high state funds, so that the ambition of Chinas independent research and development chip has been reduced to a laughing stock in the world. Also make other real business enterprises hurt, for example, because of the Han core event, the Han core dragon core China core, core core counterfeiting, the dragon core research funds almost cut off, finally rely on the calculation of their own funds to continue to research and development... Yan Xiaolang, leader of the National 863 plan expert group of integrated circuit design, the expert who participated in the Han core appraisal and appraisal, is precisely the founder of Zhongtian micro... In addition, the media also has some flaws in the publicity of Zhongtian micro. First, in the media, Zhongtian is the only large scale independent embedded CPUIPCore company in mainland China. It also claims that instruction set and CPU are independent R & D and fully autonomous intellectual property rights. The technology of middle sky was derived from Motorolas PowerPC, and more than 10 years ago, Motorola gave the technology to Zhongtian micro, and then Zhongtian slightly took Motorolas things to commercialize. Insiders disclosed on the Internet: the IP of Zhongtian micro is actually Motorolas Mcore, and Guo and Zhongtian micro have changed their name to Ccore after getting it. In this case, whether the argument of independent research and development or completely independent intellectual property rights is true is still needed to be further disclosed. However, in the case of Power8 wearing a vest in Hongxin and the integration of the Arm public core in HUAWEI, we all publicize independent research and development, complete independent intellectual property rights, and there seems to be no problem for the media to evaluate the middle sky. Secondly, the only mass production is also a gimmick. At present, the media in the report has a very bad habit, as if leaving the domestic lead, Chinas only, the first Continental and other words will not write the article. To be sure, the media, in order to attract eyeballs, create a gimmick for the exposure rate, the promotion of the stock price and the image of the enterprise, but it can not play a word game. As a matter of fact, there are many embedded chips in China, and it is not only the IP that is capable of large-scale production. Im afraid theres a flaw in the so-called autonomous CPU+ autonomous OS A few days ago, about Alis acquisition of Zhongtian micro, to join with ALI YunOS, to create independent CPU+ independent OS reports flooded the network, but in essence, this statement is defective. About Alis YunOS, there is much controversy over the Internet. In fact, Android is rewriting the virtual machine, according to a netizen claiming to be a former engineer of YunOS. Coincidentally, in some forums and communities, many programmers also think that YunOS is Android rewriting virtual machine. In response to various queries about YunOS, I consulted Alibaba employees and received the following reply: AliOS (formerly called YunOS) is an operating system developed based on Linux kernel. AliOS has already opened two subdivided version systems, namely AliOSThings and AliOSLite, aiming at lightweight devices in IOT. The whole architecture is redesigned from the bottom to the top, with no intersection with Android, about sixty million lines of code, with its own application framework, multimedia, Bluetooth, wireless design, and cloud services. The design concept of AliOS is completely different. It emphasizes the integration of cloud and the ability of cloud and end, rather than Androids APP mode. Open source fully proves that AliOS has independent intellectual property rights. With regard to whether CPU can be self controlled, the relevant units have released three elements of autonomous controllable CPU (which may become a special field standard). Whether the CPU development unit meets the requirements of safety and secrecy. CPU enterprises have no overseas direct investment, and the contribution ratio of foreign investors and their concerted action through indirect investment can not exceed 20%. This is easy to understand. Once the control rights of enterprises are left to foreign investors, the foundation of safety and autonomy will no longer exist. Whether the CPU instruction system is sustainable and independent development. The real value of the instruction system lies in the development right of the software ecology and instruction system built around the instruction system, and the CPU instruction system with sustainable and independent development is the basis of the independent control of CPU. Whether the CPU nuclear source code is written by itself. CPU nuclear source code mainly refers to the microstructural design of the processor, that is, the hardware source code of the core of the processor is written and designed independently, rather than from the third party authorization. With caution, the author consulted the staff of Zhongtian micro and received an introduction of PPT, and was told to check the technical manual of official website. According to PPT, except one core is based on Motorolas technology, the rest is designed by itself. Its just that PPT cant see anything, and its more biased towards publicity. (CK860 is described as an ultra high performance computing architecture in PPT. Im afraid Zen, Skylake has something to say). There are very few technical data on Zhongtian micro official website. Among them, CK610, CK801, CK802, CK803S, CK810 and other CPU are all 0 documents. The internal forum is called the zombie forum, or even a post titled little post, little data, no little, no only is still unanswered. The only CK807 with data is not able to download data due to insufficient level privileges. Here, I sincerely hope that Ali can fully integrate resources and make a truly independent and good performance CPU, such as the level of 2015-2016 year CPU in 2020, and the three elements of independent CPU. If it is to take other peoples things to wear a vest, or do not meet the independent CPU three elements of product publicity independent research and development, independent control to kidnap public opinion and market, busy pushing the application of fast money. At that time, this behavior will be despised by netizens. I am afraid that the damoyuan hospital will be ridiculed by netizens as a polishing mill. epilogue In a comprehensive view, Alis investment in AI, and the promotion of independent research and development of Ali-NPU, the acquisition of mid sky, if the operation is good, there is a real hope to replicate the success of HUAWEI kylin chips in business. Admittedly, it is worth affirming that, after all, throwing money into the chip, whether it is or not, is better than putting money into a shared bike, a meal software, a taxi software. However, even if Alis operation is successful, it will be meaningless for Chinese enterprises to avoid repeating the failure of the ZTEs sanctions. Because in terms of NPU, China is not too small, but too much, so that the force is too dispersed. As for CPU, CPU, which is truly self-developed in China, is much stronger than that of China in terms of its performance and achievements, as well as its combat effectiveness. As for the real blank, EDA tools and FPGA and other fields, Ali has nothing to do. After all, many things can be bought without money. As for the media independent CPU+ independent OS, and Yan Xiao wave said promote domestic CPU independent research and development and innovation ability, whatever you believe or not, I do not believe. Alis acquisition of the political bonus and corporate image bonus points, far exceeding the acquisition of technology. The source of this article: editor of science and technology force: Hou Wei Cheng _NT4124 Admittedly, it is worth affirming that, after all, throwing money into the chip, whether it is or not, is better than putting money into a shared bike, a meal software, a taxi software. However, even if Alis operation is successful, it will be meaningless for Chinese enterprises to avoid repeating the failure of the ZTEs sanctions. Because in terms of NPU, China is not too small, but too much, so that the force is too dispersed. As for CPU, CPU, which is truly self-developed in China, is much stronger than that of China in terms of its performance and achievements, as well as its combat effectiveness. As for the real blank, EDA tools and FPGA and other fields, Ali has nothing to do. After all, many things can be bought without money. As for the media independent CPU+ independent OS, and Yan Xiao wave said promote domestic CPU independent research and development and innovation ability, whatever you believe or not, I do not believe. Alis acquisition of the political bonus and corporate image bonus points, far exceeding the acquisition of technology.