Excellent article about "Baikal Electronics": http://top.rbc.ru/technology_and_media/08/07/2015/559a74c69a79471609b5a688 (How "Baikal Eletronics" plans to compete with Intel)
Here are some highlights:
-2 billion roubles pumped into R&D of the first domestic chip (Baikal-T1). That money was also used for other purposes for the establishment of the company
-25% is owned by T-Nano and 75% is owned by T-Platforms.
-In May 2015 the company signed a contract for the delivery of supercomputers to the German Forschingszentrum Julich compute centre.
-Article mentions other foreign customers like the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Riga Technical University, Finnish CSC-IT Center for Science (supercomputer cluster).
-1,5 billion roubles in revenue of which 71 million roubles are pure profit.
-The entire intellectual research and know-how is done in Russia and the chip is produced at TSMC (TSMC owns 45% of the global market).
-The first Baikal CPU (Baikal-T1) is used in home appliance products (think washing machines, refrigerators and other important household products), modern CNC machines, routers and other various products.
-Right now the company has almost 1,000 engineering smaples which will be sent to potential buyers for further testing at the end of this month (July 2015)
-The company plans to release their next chip, the Baikal-M, before the end of 2016 for use in personal computers
-Article mentions that right now Russian companies almost completely purchase their CPUs from both Intel and AMD. 79% of the orders go to Intel. The Russian CPU market is worth 3,89 billion dollars.
-Plans to release the Baikal-MS, their upcoming CPU for mini servers, before the end of 2017.
-"Baikal Electronics" is in talks with "Yota Devices", Russian smartphone producer. If the companies reach an agreement, "Baikal Eletronics" will start a line of smartphone CPUs.
-The company couldn't comment on the price of the current chip. However, assured it would be according to "market prices". "Rikor" (a Russian server company) estimates the prices will start at approx. 50 dollars.
-Plans to deliver up to 100,000 CPUs in 2016. Which equals to 5 million dollars.
-In 3-5 years the company plans to have several percent of the global market.
-Chips will be sold to Germany, Israel, China, Brazil, Argentina and the UAE.
-According to an American research company, IC Insights, the semi-conductor market will be worth 87 billion dollars in 2018. "Baikal Electronics" is able to get at least 1 billion dollars of that market.
-The most important selling point of their MIPS chips is the very high computational power, while using minimal energy, according to the company.
-Interest and demand in their chip is higher than they anticipated. Approximately 100 Russian and foreign companies have shown interest.
Hopefully I have the most important pieces covered. I'm very excited about this company