China’s semiconductor industry continues to suffer from a chronic talent shortage, according to Richard Chang Rugin, founder of chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s semiconductor industry continues to suffer from a chronic talent shortage, according to Richard Chang Rugin, founder of chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s semiconductor talent shortage poses biggest obstacle to Beijing’s chip self-sufficiency ambitions, SMIC founder says

  • Richard Chang Rugin, founder of chip maker SMIC, sees no easy fix for the low supply of semiconductor talent in the world’s second-largest economy
  • China’s chip self-sufficiency efforts are also complicated by the global semiconductor shortage and tensions between Beijing and Washington

China’s semiconductor industry continues to suffer from a chronic talent shortage, according to Richard Chang Rugin, founder of chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Photo: Shutterstock
China’s semiconductor industry continues to suffer from a chronic talent shortage, according to Richard Chang Rugin, founder of chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Photo: Shutterstock
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