|BLX IC Design|
|Founder|| Beijing Municipal Government|
Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
BLX IC Design Corporation, Ltd (Beijing Shenzhou Longxin also Shenzhou Godson Company) is a Chinese fabless semiconductor company. BXL was spun-off from Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT) in 2002 through government funding. BLX was established in an attempt to advance the Chinese semiconductor industry.
BLX was responsible for the sale of Godson 1 and later Godson processors, although they were largely uncompetitive in both price and performance compared to contemporary solutions (i.e., Intel's). The majority of orders came from state-owned firms through companies such as Dawning and Lenovo.