The topic of semiconductors has constantly been in the headlines in 2020. In China, the need for establishing an “independent and controllable” domestic chip industry has never been more urgent.

Export bans imposed by the US government pushed some Chinese companies to the brink of collapse. The consensus among Chinese semiconductor practitioners is clear: China must “break the siege” by setting up its own entire semiconductors supply chain without having to worry about technology bans by other countries.

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