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Semiconductor Dependency Imperils American Security

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Dozens of rows of computer microchips in an assembly line.

Policy makers are struggling to prevent China from capturing the semiconductor market.

Credit: Getty Images

America is on the verge of losing the chip competition. Unless the U.S. government mobilizes a national effort similar to the one that created the technologies that won World War II, China could soon dominate semiconductors and the frontier technologies they will power.

If Beijing develops durable advantages across the semiconductor supply chain, it would generate breakthroughs in foundational technologies that the U.S. cannot match.

From The Wall Street Journal
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