China’s first entirely self-developed computer rolls off production line

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/7/6 14:58:40

Pupils have computer class at the Jinzhai County primary school in Jinzhai, east China's Anhui Province, Sept. 3, 2019. As the first primary school built under the Project Hope in China, Jinzhai County primary school was founded on May 19, 1990. The Project Hope was launched to help children in poverty-stricken areas gain greater access to education. Supported by people from all walks of life, the Jinzhai County primary school has developed into a modernized school with a covering area of 14, 200 square meters, 48 faculties and 850 students. Laying importance on all-round development of its students, the school has benefited more than 5, 400 graduates by now. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Liaoning factory produces first units of China's domestic Tianyue computer

China's first entirely self-developed computer, called the Tianyue, started rolling off the assembly line in Shenyang, capital of Northeast China's Liaoning Province on Friday, marking substantial progress in the country's information industry. 

Developed by the 706 Institute of the Second Academy, a research and development institute under the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), the computer will be delivered under a production cooperation contract with Shenyang Liaosheng Radio Factory. 

The domestically developed PC with a self-developed chip and operating system is being produced for the first time in Liaoning. The computer has been tested in extremely cold temperatures in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, in extremely high humidity in South China's Hainan Province, and at extremely high altitudes in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. 

The 706 Institute's product supply covers multiple ministries, commissions, and provincial and municipal Party and government agencies, the company told the Global Times on Monday, with a market share far exceeding those of any other companies

The Liaosheng factory in Shenyang's Heping district has established a production line capable of an annual output of 100,000 units, with an estimated annual output value of 500 million yuan ($70.84 million), the company said. 

First introduced as a laptop in 2017, the Tianyue series has successfully localized its production in several provinces in China. Southwest China's Yunnan Province produced its first Tianyue computer at the end of April this year, and Southwest China's Sichuan Province produced its first units on June 18, the company said. 

The localization of production is a further step toward widespread commercialization of the domestically produced computer, according to Xiang Ligang, director-general of the Beijing-based Information Consumption Alliance.

"It is important to note that the computer is running on a domestically developed system and chip, which makes it more difficult to hack and can prevent high-level security risks like data leaks," Xiang said. 

China's computer and information sector has witnessed significant growth in recent years. China-based chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp has revealed a plan to raise $6.55 billion on Sunday through a secondary listing in Shanghai, after its price surged in Hong Kong.

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