What’s at Stake in Trump’s War on Huawei: Control of the Global Computer-Chip Industry


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Silicon Valley may now be more popularly associated with software companies such as Google and Facebook but it takes its name from the material most used to make semiconductors.

Semiconductors – or computer chips – power everything from mobile phones to military systems. The semiconductor industry sits at the center of the modern world.

This point is key to appreciating what’s going on in the US government’s battle with Chinese technology giant Huawei.

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