When 28-nanometer process is all you really need

China, the world’s largest vehicle market, is expected to sell 1.7 million new energy vehicles (NEVs) in the first eight months of this year, up from 600,000 units in the same period last year. The figures were included in comments made by Xin Guobin, vice minister at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at..

Asian Women in Tech: Lora Ho and Grace Wang Join the Ranks of China’s Leaders in High-Tech

“TSMC”: these four letters represent for the global semiconductor industry the pinnacle of achievement in foundry services, the contractual manufacturing of semiconductor chips for those companies who choose to remain ‘fabless’, safe in the knowledge that TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, will get the job done on terms that suit their business model.   Under..

The 14th Five-Year Plan Encapsulates China’s Bold Technology Strategy

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), or “two sessions” (“lianghui”), took place last month, with passage of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) headlining the agenda. Although wide-ranging in scope, the “14FYP” is where we look for clues to China’s evolving plans for its high-tech base.   First, basic research in technology is to receive significant prioritisation,..

International Women’s Day 2021

We will be continuing our series on ‘Asian Women in Tech’ with further pieces in the near future on Lora Ho of TSMC and Grace Wang of Luxshare Precision. For now, we acknowledge the achievements made by women in global society, and consider some of the challenges ahead.   In all walks of life and..

Advanced chip production on Shanghai’s 2021 priority list

Says the report, which was also cited in the China Economic Review, the Shanghai government is aiming to achieve “scaled production” of 12-nanometer semiconductors this year, as part of the nationwide effort to strengthen domestic production. Underpinning this strategy appears to be a move to cut reliance on imported chips amid ongoing US sanctions that..

Asian Women: High Achievers in Hi-Tech

Lisa Su, currently CEO and President of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), has an impressive versatility that allows her to be both an electrical engineer and a successful businessperson. Born in Tainan, Taiwan, Su emigrated to the US aged three, later studying at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), majoring in Electrical Engineering. Her focus..

Nvidia’s Potential Acquisition of Arm: More Questions than Answers?

Put simply, set against the backdrop of US-China tensions, amongst other global challenges, news of this deal has not just piqued the interest of specialist technology journalists, but has quickly sparked the imaginations of global commentators, broadcasters, and consumers alike.   What we know Nvidia’s co-founder Jensen Huang clearly sees the extended value in the..