Wuhan chip maker HSMC once bragged it could challenge China’s national chip champion SMIC, but three years after being formally announced, the project has collapsed amid a string of false promises.
Wuhan chip maker HSMC once bragged it could challenge China’s national chip champion SMIC, but three years after being formally announced, the project has collapsed amid a string of false promises.

China’s semiconductors: How Wuhan’s challenger to Chinese chip champion SMIC turned from dream to nightmare

  • Hopes that the HSMC facility could still proceed faded after more than 240 employees were asked to resign by March 5
  • The failure of HSMC was a setback but it won’t deter China’s push for self-sufficiency in chips, according to analysts

Wuhan chip maker HSMC once bragged it could challenge China’s national chip champion SMIC, but three years after being formally announced, the project has collapsed amid a string of false promises.
Wuhan chip maker HSMC once bragged it could challenge China’s national chip champion SMIC, but three years after being formally announced, the project has collapsed amid a string of false promises.
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