Relying on subsidies is worst strategy for chips; wafer fabs need to walk before they can run

Monica Chen, Hsinchu; Jack Wu, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Taiwan Mask Corp. CEO Wu Kuo-ching. Credit: DIGITIMES

The global chip shortage has resulted in countries elevating semiconductor manufacturing to a "national security issue." Not only are the Chinese and Korean governments continuing to spend heavily to support their chip industries, but Europe, the US,...

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