Does China Threaten US Chip Dominance?

Issue 10.2018

Does China Threaten US Chip Dominance?

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Issue 10.2018

A few years ago, China’s central government formalized a strategy to develop a domestic semiconductor industry supported by a long-term $150 billion investment strategy. The objective: to become a global powerhouse in chip manufacturing that will challenge US dominance. As the trade war between the US and China heats up, so do US charges of IP theft and government involvement in corporate acquisitions. China’s response is to double down on its commitment.

What are the odds that China will build a competitive chip industry? What impact if any will the trade war have on China’s plans?

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Bruce Rayner is a Contributing Editor for SourceToday. For the past 30 years, he has been a keen observer of global business and technology trends with a focus on the electronics supply base and supply chain management. His experience includes staff editor at Harvard Business Review, Editorial Director of Electronics Business magazine and EBN, Director of Thought Leadership at IHS, and Vice President of Consulting and Market Research at Technology Forecasters.

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