Europe looks to go it alone on microchips amid US-China clash

February 19, 2021 ☼ computerschipseueuropechinauseconomydependency

Source: POLITICO

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This week, European policymakers identified the chip shortages as a key strategic concern and presented plans to deal with it.

“There is currently a game underway between the United States and China … and it is likely to continue to get tougher,” the EU’s Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton told reporters this week. “We in Europe intend to play our full part in this new geostrategic game of chess.”

I hate his metaphor, but it’s probably a good thing that they are trying to revive this.