The ubiquitous chip: Rethinking the supply chain

Conflict would be global disaster

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The semiconductor chip sits at the centre of a technology war being waged between the US and China.

Growing tensions between the two superpowers continue to foster fears in the US and elsewhere over the supply of this vital component of economic activity. This, in tandem with the Covid-19 pandemic disruption, has prompted a global rethink about supply chains, and the threats posed by China from a competitive and security angle. 'A buyer's market': What is behind the fanfare for private equity secondaries? The importance of the silicon chip should not be underestimated. They are central to the functioning of the global economy, being critical components of almost any manufactured pro...

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