Our latest season of Tech Tonic continues with a deep dive into the semiconductor industry and Taiwan’s unique position as a bastion of computer chip talent. James Kynge, FT’s global China editor, takes a closer look at the unintended consequences of the race for semiconductor dominance.
We hear from Chad Duffy, a Taipei-based cybersecurity expert who helped uncover a major hack at Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturers. James talks to Dan Wang, an analyst at Shanghai-based Gavekal Dragonomics, about China’s chip strategy, and Stephen Orlins, a rare dissenting voice in Washington, questioning the effectiveness of a U.S. blacklist of Chinese technology companies desperate for American-designed chips. Plus, Annie Ting-Fang and Lauly Li, who cover the semiconductor industry for Nikkei Asia, give us an inside clue as to how China has acquired Taiwanese semiconductor engineers.
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Presented by James Kynge. Edwin Lane is a senior producer. Josh Gabert-Doyon is the producer. Manuela Saragosa is the executive producer. The sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. FT’s head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.
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