Achieving mass production of 14nm chips will secure China’s place as a domestic chip producer at scale, says the deputy head of the country’s leading technology research centre.
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the pre-existing global shortage of semiconductor chips, which power everything from smartphones to vehicles. Geopolitical issues between the US and China have impeded international trade and driven the need for self-sufficiency, which China is pursuing.
Few industries have been left unaffected by the global chip shortage, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic to escalate into a full-scale crisis. The shortage of chipsets has underlined every sector’s dependence on connected technology, and Chinese manufacturers are looking to boost production in order to make up for the recent shortfall.
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With the US embargo restricting access to both chips and the equipment to manufacture them how is China responding? According to Li Ke of the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA), the race is on to develop home grown solutions.