Powering the Future: Why Microchips are the Building Blocks of Technological Advancement
Technology & science · 27 Apr. 2023
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The global economy is defined by an invention every one of us uses every single day, almost without thinking about it: a technology integral not only to our daily lives but to military might and geopolitical strategy: a technology that advances so quickly there is even a famous rule to describe the pace of progress: Moore’s Law.
That technology is of course the microchip – and understanding both its history and its current importance to the global economy is vital to understanding the world of tomorrow.
How did Taiwan become the global epicentre of chip manufacturing – and what does the escalating tension between China and Taiwan mean for our global future?