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euv lithographyTSMC will starting full EUV lithography of 5 nanometer chips April 2019

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TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor) taped out its first chip in a process making limited use of extreme ultraviolet lithography and will start risk production in April on a 5-nm node with full EUV. The foundry’s update showed that area and power …

chinaChina will spend big to fix semiconductor dependence as they imported $260 billion in chips versus $162 billion in oil

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China imported US$260 billion worth of semiconductors in 2017, more than its $162 billion imports of crude oil. Chinese-made chips made up less than 20% of domestic demand in the same year, according to the China Semiconductor Industry Association. As …

chinaChina’s Navy is triple Taiwan’s Navy but a D-Day type invasion would be tough

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The Pentagon report indicates that China’s navy and air assets are about ten times Taiwan’s capabilities but assesses a Chinese amphibious D-Day invasion as a risky and challenging operation for China. China has military capabilities which could successfully intervene in …

chinaChina is spending millions on engineering and geological work for the 84 mile rail tunnel to Taiwan

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In 2017, Chinese Academy of Engineering completed a detailed design for an 84 mile long Tunnel to Taiwan. The Academy is the largest central governmental advisory body on infrastructural construction. Beijing included a cross-strait high-speed rail network in its then-new …

asiaUS obviously not willing to fight over South China Sea, Taiwan

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Mark Valencia (writing at the Diplomat) finally admitted that it is s finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China over the South China Sea. China continues to militarize the South China Sea features it occupies …

asiaUS obviously not willing to fight over South China Sea, Taiwan

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Mark Valencia (writing at the Diplomat) finally admitted that it is s finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China over the South China Sea. China continues to militarize the South China Sea features it occupies …

economic impactExtreme Ultraviolet Lithography is finally happening for 7 nanometer and 5 nanometer chips

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Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) is set to enable 10-nm and 7-nm process nodes over the next few years, but significant work is still needed on photoresists to enable 5-nm chips. ASML has plans in place to increase uptime of the …

chinaBreakthrough steel is far stronger, lower cost and process is applicable to Titanium

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Automotive, aerospace and defence applications require metallic materials with ultra-high strength. However, in some particular high-loading structural applications, metallic materials shall also have large ductility and high toughness to facilitate the precise forming of structural components and to avoid the …

elon muskSpacex confirms successful launch and satellite deployment

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Spacex had a successful launch and successful deployment of FORMOSAT-5 to low-Earth orbit confirmed. Successful deployment of FORMOSAT-5 to low-Earth orbit confirmed. pic.twitter.com/PiB7r3Zk4F — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 24, 2017

chinaPresident Xi pushes for resolving the Taiwan matter between 2021 and 2049

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China still has an official policy of peaceful unification with Taiwan, but China President Xi Jinping has in several recent speeches signaled that he wanted to see the Taiwan matter resolved between 2021 and 2049, marking the centennials of the …