New types of computation are booming, including artificial intelligence and data-crunching.
Data Crunching is a method in information science which makes the preparation of automated processing of large amounts of data and information (Big Data) possible.
For several years America has enforced an intensifying embargo on China, which imports over $300bn-worth of chips a year because it lacks the manufacturing capability to meet its own needs.
Become or make more intense.
The quest to create bespoke chips in order to eke out more performance—think less heat, or more speed or battery life—is also drawing outsiders into the design game.
Manage to support oneself or make a living with difficulty.
Contrast this effervescence with the consolidation in chipmaking.
Bubbles in a liquid; fizz.
The action or process of making something stronger or more solid.
A gruelling 60-year struggle for supremacy is nearing its end.
Extremely tiring and demanding.
The other big industry rupture is taking place in China.
(especially of a pipe, a vessel, or a bodily part such as an organ or membrane) break or burst suddenly.
The cumulative effect of these measures is starting to bite.
Increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions.
If America withdraws from cutting-edge manufacturing and China continues to hurl resources at it, the White House will be tempted to tighten the embargo further in order to stymie China’s development.
Prevent or hinder the progress of.
And the inexorable logic of scale is set to lead to an alarming concentration of production.
Impossible to stop or prevent.
The chip industry is poised for mutually assured disruption, in which America and China each have the ability to short-circuit the other’s economy.
Having a composed and self-assured manner.
Tell someone something positively or confidently to dispel any doubts they may have.
Some hawks in America and Europe want to respond with a subsidy bonanza of their own: socialism for semiconductors.
A sum of money granted by the government or a public body to assist an industry or business so that the price of a commodity or service may remain low or competitive.
A situation or event that creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits.
His predecessor oversaw a chaotic array of controls aimed at impeding China’s development, in chips as well as finance.
Delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.