Taiwan Faces Big Challenge in Holding Chip Lead Over China – AP

From AP via the Los Angeles Times (link): In a five-story factory nearly the size of three football fields, technicians clad in spacesuit-like attire work around the clock producing silicon chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. The company, the world’s largest contract chip maker, is a source of pride in Taiwan. It’s what people point […]

China Chip Maker to Produce Advanced Chips

From Associated Press: “Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., a leading Chinese computer chip maker, plans to begin supplying chips using 90-nanometer technology to major clients such as Texas Instruments Inc. beginning next year, the companies said Friday. The plan marks a breakthrough in China’s acquisition of advanced technology. Beijing has long sought to nurture domestic semiconductor […]

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