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Keynote session: The technology arms race and the fight for global chip supremacy

01 Sep 2023
Main Stage Hall 21b
IFA Leaders Summit, Hall 21b, Main Stage

The technology arms race: the fight for global chip supremacy - Semiconductor chips are the backbone of new technologies and innovations. Chips are at the core of AI, quantum computing, nanotechnology, self-driving cars and much more. But producing them is an incredibly complex and high-stakes endeavour. Only a few companies are trusted to make them, something that was highlighted by the global shortage exacerbated by the pandemic. Chips are now a key arena of geopolitical competition; the US has imposed restrictions on exports to China, while the EU mobilises funds to double its current share of global chip production to 20% in 2030. Our keynote session will feature Professor Chris Miller, author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, on how control over semiconductors will determine the future of computing, innovation and growth.

Professor Chris Miller, Author of Financial Times' Business Book of the Year 2022, Chip War; Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School; Director - Greenmantle