This is a fantastic book presenting the complicated and challenging development of the semiconductor industry, and its relations and impact on consumer electronics and national defense.
Economic historian Chris Miller explains how the semiconductor came to play a critical role in modern life and how the US became dominant in chip design and manufacturing and applied this technology to military systems.
America’s victory in the Cold War and its global military dominance stems from its ability to harness computing power more effectively than any other power.
“Illuminating, timely, and fascinating, Chip War shows that, to make sense of the current state of politics, economics, and technology, we must first understand the vital role played by chips,” said a review on Goodreads.com.
The book explains the state-of-art of chip fabrication and where China, the US and Taiwan are today. Also, what this can potentially mean for the competition between the US and China.
The author is clear in drawing his lessons from a chronological set of main events and personalities that built the industry in the west.