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IC Talent Shortage Challenges Both Taiwan and China

According to China IC Industry Talent White Paper: 2019-2020, China would lack approximately 200 thousand IC professionals by 2022.  As IC autonomy becomes prioritized in China’s industrial policies, combined with financial incentives, regional governments have enthusiastically supported the creation of …

Chinese IC Industry Feels Threatened by TSMC Nanjing Fab

Soon after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) decided to double its 28nm capacity at its Nanjing fab, some within China’s semiconductor industry feared that the move was more strategically motivated to impede China’s semiconductor autonomy than purely commercially driven by …

semi, EUV, semiconductor equipment, semiconductor market

Is Taiwan’s Neutrality Ready for A Systematic Competition?

The US Department of Commerce officially added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to the Entity List in early April, among them Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, amid allegations that they have been involved in building supercomputers for China’s military. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing …

AMD chip, TSMC

AMD Is Becoming TSMC’s Second Largest Customer

AMD, the world’s second-largest maker of computer and graphic chips is increasing GPU and SoC productions at Taiwan-based chip foundry TSMC. The leading foundry’s revenue share taken by AMD had leaped by 5.2 percent reaching 9.2 percentage between 2019 to …