COMING SOON: New Report Demonstrates the Need to Defend Legacy Chips or Risk the U.S. Military Relying on a Chinese Monopoly

China Tech Threat will soon release a new briefing paper titled “Every Chips Matters,” urging the U.S. government to aggressively protect domestic legacy chip capacity, alongside high-tech semiconductors.Last month, Alan Estevez, Under Secretary for the Bureau of Industry and Security said, “Chips are a ubiquitous commodity at the legacy level.”The problem with Mr. Estevez’s thinking is that legacy chips are critical to defense systems, automobiles, medical devices, consumer electronics, and more. As evidence, Mr. Estevez’s boss – Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo – noted that Russia was repurposing computer chips from dishwashers and refrigerators on the Ukraine battlefield for military equipment.Failing to defend this “ubiquitous commodity” invites the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to flood the international marketplace… Read More