A chip assembly machine is seen in the background of the Chinese flag in this photo illustration. Photo: Shutterstock
A chip assembly machine is seen in the background of the Chinese flag in this photo illustration. Photo: Shutterstock

US-China tech war: Beijing’s efforts to catch up in advanced chips on hold as country’s attention turns to mature nodes

  • Only TSMC, Samsung and Intel have stayed in the race below 10nm, so it makes sense for Chinese firms to focus resources on mature chip tech, say analysts
  • In recent years Chinese suppliers have made some progress in developing high-end photoresists, key materials used in the lithography process

A chip assembly machine is seen in the background of the Chinese flag in this photo illustration. Photo: Shutterstock
A chip assembly machine is seen in the background of the Chinese flag in this photo illustration. Photo: Shutterstock
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