Why It Matters
Why It Matters
Jun 23, 2021
When the Microchips Are Down
Play • 31 min

Silicon chips are in almost all electronics, and access to them can make or break a country’s economic future. Their production relies on complex supply chains, and during the pandemic, the world learned just how fragile these supply chains are. Many countries, including the United States and China, are investing billions of dollars to develop the capacity to produce chips domestically, and some analysts see chip-related conflict on the horizon.


Featured Guests: 

Don Clark (Freelance Contributor, New York Times)

Rebecca Heilweil (Reporter, Vox)

Ajit Manocha (President and CEO, SEMI)

David Sacks (Research Fellow)


For a transcript and show notes, visit us at https://www.cfr.org/podcasts/when-microchips-are-down

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