RockChip denies supporting Russian SBC board maker
Chinese chip maker RockChip Microelectronics has issued a statement denying involved with a Russian single board computer (SBC) maker.
Hamster Robotics Lab in Moscow has shown two mini PC SBCs, one with the RK3568 processor and the other with the RK3128. The quad core RK3568 is built on 22nm and has four ARM Cortex-A55 cores with Neon DSP, FPU and AI accelerator. The older quad core RK3128 is built on a 40nm process technology with four Cortex-A7 cores released in 2014.
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In May, Hamster says it will ship a processor module based on the RK3568, followed by a mini-ITX motherboard with the same RK3568.
“In response to the unconfirmed report about “Hamster Robotics Lab using a processor based on a Chinese company R “, our company has never provided any Rockchip products or technical support to Hamster Robotics Lab,” it said.
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There are currently US and European sanctions on shipments of tech to Russia that could compromise Rockchip’s international business with partners such as OKdo.
“Our company has always strictly complied with all applicable export control laws and regulations, and has never conducted any business with restricted countries / regions and restricted parties, and it is also forbidden to use Rockchip products for any activities strictly prohibited by export trade regulations,” said Rockchip.
The latest Rockchip RK3588 is built on an 8nm process with a quad-core Cortex-A76 + quad-core Cortex-A55 along with an ARM Mali-G610 MC4 GPU and 6.0 TOP AI accelerator.