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New COLD WAR Over Computer Chips? w/ Chris Miller (#391)

Feb 2, 2024
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Chris Miller, industry expert in computer chips, discusses the unfolding race in chip development between the United States, Taiwan, and China. Topics include the history of semiconductors, challenges in chip manufacturing, importance of military funding, chip manufacturing and geopolitics, China's demographic and economic challenges, Bitcoin mining and energy efficiency.
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  • The race for chip dominance between countries like the US and China will shape the future of technology and global power.
  • Moore's Law continues to drive exponential growth in computing power, revolutionizing various sectors and indicating room for further advancement.

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Chips: The Key to American Prosperity

Chips, the powerful technology that powers everything from military machinery to smartphones, are crucial for American economic prosperity and military superiority. While the US has historically dominated the production of the fastest chips, countries like China are catching up rapidly. This race for chip dominance will shape the future. Chris Miller, an expert in international history, explores this chip war in his book. The dominance of the chip industry has been driven by a combination of government funding for initial inventions and the consumer and corporate market demand for advanced chips. However, challenges such as the need for scale and energy efficiency remain for the industry.

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