Aug 30, 2022

China’s top chip maker said to reach tech level on par with global giants

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The company achieved the leap from 14-nm to 7-nm without the most advanced equipment due to U.S. curbs.

U.S. sanctions intended to halt the rise of China’s largest chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), didn’t stand a chance against the company’s technological progress.

SMIC took two years to achieve the leap from 14-nm to 7-nm, faster than TSMC and Samsung, TechInsights said.

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