PPPL Colloquium: "Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology"

Feb 16, 2023, 4:00 pm5:15 pm


Anurag Maan
Event Description

Thursday - February 16, 2023


Hosted by Anurag Maan

Professor Chris Miller
Tufts University, Associate Professor of International History

Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology

Semiconductors are the scarce resource on which the modern world depends. Today, military, economic, and geopolitical power are built on a foundation of computer chips. Virtually everything—from missiles to microwaves, smartphones to the stock market—runs on chips. Until recently, America designed and built the fastest chips and maintained its lead as the world's only superpower. Now, America's edge is slipping, undermined by competitors in Taiwan, Korea, Europe, and, above all, China. Today, China, which spends as much money each year importing chips than it spends importing oil, is pouring billions into a chip-building initiative to catch up to the US. At stake is America's military superiority and economic prosperity.

(All talks will be hybrid, with speakers presenting from PPPL's auditorium. Staff can watch in person or via Zoom, unless otherwise noted)

To join via Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 361 549 769
Passcode: colloquium
(Note: Additional Zoom information can be found on the lab calendar. All participants microphones will be muted. During the talk, please send any questions/comments via private Zoom chat to the colloquium host)