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a workerin a semiconductor factory is refelected in a 300-milimeter wafer.
An associate is reflected in a 300-millimeter wafer in the clean room during a press tour of Bosch's new semiconductor factory. The chip factory will officially go into operation on June 7, 2021.
An worker is reflected in a 300-millimeter wafer in the clean room of a Bosch semiconductor factory on June 1, 2021. (Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa)

Though born in the United States, the semiconductor industry has long since gone global. As semiconductors now make up a key part of a wide variety of critical goods, the chipmaking industry has now become a central field of geopolitical competition. On this episode of Mitre Engenuity’s Circuit Talk podcast, Pavneet Singh, a nonresident fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings, and Nadia Schadlow, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, sit down with Willy Shih, a professor at Harvard Business School, to understand how capital markets have shaped the industry and how chip design has been separated from manufacturing.