BLUFRecognising the importance of advanced semiconductors, the US is restricting the sale of semiconductors—and any item that contains these semiconductors—to China.
This article by Carl Bildt, writing for ASPI, makes the following points:
- Restricting the sale of advanced semiconductors and other high-tech goods to China is part of a wider economic conflict between the USA and China.
- China has invested massively to build up its semiconductor design and manufacturing capabilities.
- Semiconductors are and will remain, at the heart of the 21st-century economy.
- Semiconductors are vital to developing and delivering military capability*
- See Defence Capability Development Handbook 2012 (PDF):
- .......In the Defence context, a military capability is the capacity or ability to achieve an operational effect.
- See also: Defining the capability issue | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)
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