Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Labs over Fabs: How the US Should Invest in the Future of Semiconductors
Labs over Fabs: How the US Should Invest in the Future of Semiconductors

Labs over Fabs: How the US Should Invest in the Future of Semiconductors

  • April 08, 2021

The U.S. semiconductor industry faces an existential competitive threat. China’s efforts to catch up and eventually overtake the U.S. in semiconductor technology is not only an economic challenge—it is also a national security threat. On February 24, 2021, President Biden ordered a 100-day review aimed at “securing America’s critical supply chains.” As the U.S. reexamines its semiconductor strategy, what should it focus on to maintain an innovative edge? How should the U.S. semiconductor supply chain compete with the subsidized Chinese model? For answers to these questions and more, join the authors of FPRI’s newest report, Labs over Fabs: How the U.S. Should Invest in the Future of Semiconductors”, Chris Miller, Jordan Schneider, and Danny Crichton. The discussion will be moderated by FPRI President Carol Rollie Flynn.

Chris Miller is the Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also an Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His research examines Russian politics, foreign policy, and economics. His most recent book is Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia which has been reviewed in publications such as The Financial TimesForeign AffairsThe National Interest, and the Times Literary Supplement.

Jordan Schneider is the founder of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter and a Senior Research Analyst at the Rhodium Group. He previously worked for Kuaishou, Bridgewater, and the Eurasia Group. Jordan received a master’s degree in economics from Peking University’s Yenching Academy and a BA in history from Yale.

Danny Crichton is managing editor at TechCrunch, where he covers technology and power. Previously, he was a foreign correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea as well as a venture capitalist. He was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship to South Korea and is an honors graduate of Stanford, where he studied mathematical and computational sciences.


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