Why semiconductors are important and how they became a flashpoint in the US-China tech war

//Why semiconductors are important and how they became a flashpoint in the US-China tech war

Why semiconductors are important and how they became a flashpoint in the US-China tech war

Semiconductors, also known as microchips, are silicon-based devices made up of hundreds of millions, and in some cases billions, of transistors, which act as tiny “switches” to control the movement of electrons.Today’s most advanced chips are produced using what is called the 7-nanometre manufacturing process, where one nanometre equals about one billionth of a metre. Only two companies in the world - Samsung and TSMC - are able to produce 7nm chips in volume. Smaller nanometre process nodes…

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