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Chip war : the fight for the world's most critical technology / Chris Miller.

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  • ISBN: 9781982172008
  • ISBN: 1982172002
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, [2022].

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-412) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"An epic account of the decades-long battle to control what has emerged as the world's most critical resource--microchip technology--with the United States and China increasingly in conflict. You may be surprised to learn that microchips are the new oil--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 #1 superpower. Now, America's edge is slipping, undermined by competitors in Taiwan, Korea, Europe, and, above all, China. Today, as Chip War reveals, China, which spends more 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. Economic historian Chris Miller explains how the semiconductor came to play a critical role in modern life and how the U.S. become dominant in chip design and manufacturing and applied this technology to military systems. America's victory in the Cold War and its global military dominance stems from its ability to harness computing power more effectively than any other power. But here, too, China is catching up, with its chip-building ambitions and military modernization going hand in hand. America has let key components of the chip-building process slip out of its grasp, contributing not only to a worldwide chip shortage but also a new Cold War with a superpower adversary that is desperate to bridge the gap. Illuminating, timely, and fascinating, Chip War shows that, to make sense of the current state of politics, economics, and technology, we must first understand the vital role played by chips"--Amazon.
Subject: Integrated circuits industry.
Microelectronics > History.
Competition, International.
International relations.
World politics.
United States > Relations > China.
China > Relations > United States.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New 338.476 Miller, Chris (Text) 38262300008496 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 12/09/2022

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