The Great Chip War - Can China Achieve Semiconductor Independence?


Can China gain semiconductor independence while the US escalates the “Great Chip War”? “It’s going to be a big hit while China works it out,” TechNode contributor Stewart Randall said at a webinar on May 28, “but given time and money, yeah, it’s possible.” 

Randall discussed the US “Export Ban 2.0” against Huawei with fellow TechNode contributor Jan-Peter Kleinhans at the second installment of the monthly “Tech After Hours” webinar series. With that ban, the US said, “you think you’re ahead of us, but I’m going to prove you wrong,” said Randall, who is head of Electronics and Embedded Software at Intralink.

“It would be really hard for Huawei to go around this ban,” said Kleinhans, director of the Geopolitics and Technology project at the Berlin-based Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. But in the long run, he said, “I don’t think any country, China included, will be held back.”

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Jan-Peter Kleinhans, Stewart Randall