Advanced chipmaking tech is controlled by five countries and it’s an industry dominated by chokepoints: Chip Wars author Chris Miller
On the sidelines of Europe’s largest technology conference, IFA Berlin, author Chris Miller weighed in on the geopolitical implications of the demand and supply of advanced chips.
One cannot think of modern-day electronics without the nanoscopic transistors or chips that are at the heart of these devices. The tinier the chip size, the more advanced they are. It’s the reason your smartphones and laptops are more powerful than the computers that sent man on the moon in 1969. But the reins of this trillion-dollar industry are held by a handful of companies and countries.