The conflict for dominance of the global silicon chip industry is examined in 101 East.
Semiconductors are crucial to our daily lives and are used in everything from computers to toasters, smartphones to refrigerators.
Supercomputers, artificial intelligence, and military hardware are all powered by cutting-edge chips.
But an ongoing shortage is altering geopolitical dynamics, causing inflation, and escalating tensions between the US and China.
While demand for cutting-edge chips grows, only a few countries have the specialised knowledge and ability to produce them.
Taiwan produces 90 percent of the world’s most advanced chips, making its stability critical to global economic and geopolitical security.
101 East investigates the battle to control the world’s semiconductor industry.