The Narrow Scope for Cooperation among Techno-Democracies in Semiconductor Export Controls

There’s been a fair amount of anticipatory commentary predicting that the US will rally its allies to gang-up on China in chips. As nice as that sounds (to some), we should recognize that the willingness of American allies to go along with this endeavor is directly proportional to their own economic interests. The wider theContinue reading “The Narrow Scope for Cooperation among Techno-Democracies in Semiconductor Export Controls”

The Rise of the EDA Industry

            To better understand the impact of the Entity List export controls on Huawei, we need to take a look at the critical parts of the integrated circuit (IC) value chain. In this post, I’ll discuss the development of electronic design automation (EDA) tools for chip design. The software-based EDA industry is a recent phenomenon. Today’sContinue reading “The Rise of the EDA Industry”

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