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Are Semiconductors a National Security Issue?
April 21, 2022

Are Semiconductors a National Security Issue?

By Chi-hung Wei
It has become conventional wisdom in the United States that semiconductor manufacturing is a security issue. But that view is mistaken.

India’s Semiconductor Pursuit
January 28, 2022

India’s Semiconductor Pursuit

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi is clearly making a push to expand its capabilities in the critical semiconductor industry.
How Taiwan Underwrites the US Defense Industrial Complex
November 09, 2021

How Taiwan Underwrites the US Defense Industrial Complex

By Eric Lee
Advanced semiconductors play an important role in the defense industry, and Taiwan supplies the lion’s share of those chips.

Water With Your Chips? Semiconductors and Water Scarcity in China
August 13, 2021

Water With Your Chips? Semiconductors and Water Scarcity in China

By Elizabeth Wishnick
Semiconductors are particularly thirsty.

Time for a ‘Semi-Quad’ Alliance
May 28, 2021

Time for a ‘Semi-Quad’ Alliance

By Che-Jen Wang
The U.S., Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea must work together to safeguard global supply chains for semiconductors.

As Drought Worsens Chip Shortage, Taiwan Fights Brain Drain to China
May 01, 2021

As Drought Worsens Chip Shortage, Taiwan Fights Brain Drain to China

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan, under pressure to alleviate a global chip shortage, is fighting a drought at home and recruitment of its engineers by Chinese competitors.

Taiwan Prays for Rain as Drought Threatens Chip Production
March 12, 2021

Taiwan Prays for Rain as Drought Threatens Chip Production

By Nick Aspinwall
The country is facing its most severe water shortage in 56 years, but officials say water supplies will likely be sufficient until monsoon rains in late May.
Is Taiwan a Ticking Time Bomb in the Semiconductor Supply Chain?
February 27, 2021

Is Taiwan a Ticking Time Bomb in the Semiconductor Supply Chain?

By Kevin Curran
The overwhelming reliance on Taiwan for critical supply elements creates a combustible situation for the global economy.

Would China Invade Taiwan for TSMC?
December 15, 2020

Would China Invade Taiwan for TSMC?

By John Lee
The second piece of a two-part analysis focusing on semiconductors and cross-strait geopolitics.

Taiwan, Chips, and Geopolitics: Part 1
December 10, 2020

Taiwan, Chips, and Geopolitics: Part 1

By John Lee
Taiwan’s TSMC is a critical part of the global semiconductor supply chain. What does that mean for the U.S. and China’s Taiwan policies?

What Can Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry Learn From Japan?
October 28, 2020

What Can Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry Learn From Japan?

By Gary Xie and Sophie Grant
Taiwan’s semiconductor industry will require major restructuring if it wishes to maintain its competitive edge in the crowded global market.
Taiwan Chipmaker Announces US Factory as Apple Pledges to Expand Taiwan Investment
May 15, 2020

Taiwan Chipmaker Announces US Factory as Apple Pledges to Expand Taiwan Investment

By Nick Aspinwall
Semiconductor giant TSMC will invest $12 billion in a new Arizona chip plant, it announced Friday, while Apple will expand its Taiwan footprint.

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