Photographic comparison of the microprocessor boards of a desktop computer and a smartphone.
M1 (APL1102) on a Mac mini (M1, 2020) (model 9,1) logic board, compared with A13 SoC on an iPhone 11 CPU board. (

The Geopolitics of Microchips | “Chip Wars” Author Chris Miller

In this episode, I sit down with Chris Miller, author of the new book: Chip Wars: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology. The books tells the story of microchip, including its history and profound impact on international relations and geopolitics today.

Chris Miller is an Associate Professor of International History at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. We discuss why the microchip is central to our world today, how Taiwan and South Korea became the two major international hubs for the manufacture of specialized chips, and the geopolitical implications of a chip manufacturing supply chain that relies on just a few key nodes. We also discuss efforts by the US to prevent China from building a domestic advanced chip manufacture industry.


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