The chip war

The chip industry is clearly becoming one of the active battlegrounds of geopolitical rivalry.

  • The United States has announced new extraterritorial restrictions on exports to China of chips, semiconductors and related components.
  • Large manufacturers have begun moving their plants to other Asian countries, such as Singapore, Malaysia, or India.
  • Washington makes $52 billion available to domestic chipmakers through the CHIPS and Science Act.
  • The EU wants to increase its market share of chip production from the current 9% to 20% by 2030.
  • The EU's Chips Act is at risk of being primarily an exercise in protectionism, but one that could trigger a full-scale trade war.

For more, read the article by Andrea Noris and Francesca Sanguineti for ISPI - Institute for International Policy Studies

Europe at the war of the chips

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