Feb 28, 2023
Economic historian Chris Miller joins Rep. Crenshaw to talk about one of the most important battles of the 21st century: control of silicon chip manufacturing. They cover how silicon chips are made, how Taiwan gained the competitive advantage in manufacturing, China’s attempts to usurp Taiwan as the world’s chipmaking hub, how the U.S. enabled China’s development of their artificial intelligence systems, and what we need to do to catch up with Taiwan’s manufacturing capabilities.
Chris Miller is the author of “Chip Wars: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology” and “Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia.” He is an Associate Professor of International History at Tufts University. Follow him on Twitter at @crmiller1.