China’s Continuing Pursuit of an Indigenous Semiconductor Production Capability
Authors: Steve Conway, Jie Wu, Earl Joseph
Publication Date: February 2021
Length: 4 pages
Although China represents more than one-third of the global market for semiconductors, the country relies heavily on foreign sources, especially U.S. chipmakers and foundries headquartered in other Asian countries, for a majority of devices critical to Chinese-made products ranging from smartphones to industrial machinery and supercomputers. For the past few decades, China sought to develop an indigenous capability in an effort to reduce its dependence on the foreign supply of components. Its most recent major effort, the “Made-in-China” semiconductor initiative launched in 2015, targeted supplying 40% of China’s semiconductor demand with homegrown products by 2020 and 70% by 2025.
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