Monday, 14 June 2021

China and the road to semiconductor independence

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Friday 11 December 20

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)’s N+1 process breakthrough in October is a sign that Chinese semiconductor tech will not be in the shadow of the West for long

In recent months, when discussing the rise of China’s rapidly accelerating semiconductor industry, the discussion has primarily been around the scale and speed of that growth and not the quality of its technology. This is hardly surprising; China is unequivocally behind many of its international rivals when it comes to the cutting edge of chip technology, such as the 7nm and even 5nm processes being explored by the likes of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)…

In recent months, when discussing the rise of China’s rapidly accelerating semiconductor industry, the discussion has primarily been around the scale and speed of that growth and not the quality of its technology. This is hardly surprising; China is unequivocally behind many of its international rivals when it comes to the cutting edge of chip technology, such as the 7nm and even 5nm processes being explored by the likes of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)…

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