Author: MOS Wenzhen

Translation: John

 The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s ambition to boost chipmaking industry has a long history, from the earliest Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to a number of domestic chip companies represented by Huawei. With the CCP’s theft of chip technology exposed by the Whistleblower Movement, the US, Europe, Japan, and may countries have issued “cut-off chip” sanctions against the CCP, to tighten the chip-related key technologies and chips export restrictions. On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Tsinghua University in Beijing, Xi Jinping recently visited his alma mater and delivered a speech stressing the strategic needs of universities to serve the CCP and the country, and the need to focus on developing key and core technologies and rapid training scarce talents to solve the current Chinese chip “struck neck” (being strangled by an adversary) problem. Tsinghua University immediately announced the establishment of the School of Integrated Circuits and held the inauguration ceremony in the morning of April 22.

In July 2020, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council in China established “Integrated Circuit Science and Engineering” as the first-class discipline. Tsinghua’s newly established School of Integrated Circuits has been merged from the Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics and the Department of Electronic Engineering. In term of teaching, the institute proposed the “1 + N” joint mechanism the first time in China, and committed to promoting interdisciplinary integration. This aggressive education model is bound to lead to an increase in the number of courses and an excessive academic burden, resulting in a spoon-feeding, too diverse, and lack of focus education. In term of scientific research, it follows the same “Great Leap Forward” style of CCP, including nanoelectronics, circuit design methodology, integrated circuit design and application, device and manufacturing, MEMS and microsystem packaging and system integration, and specialized integrated circuit materials and equipment etc. In fact, chipmaking technology is a collection of physics, chemistry, materials, precision manufacturing, precision measurement and other multidisciplinary high-tech. All countries with advanced chip technology, including the US, Japan, Europe and others, have invested for decades and continue investing a lot of money in related scientific research. While the CCP’s superficial educational and research style, emphasizing on diverse and extensive fields, reflects typically unprofessional governmental officer-orientated ideology.

It is well-known that the Tsinghua university was established in Beijing in 1911 using part of  “Gengzi Indemnities”( required indemnities paid by Qing dynasty to alliance members)  allocated by the US congress. Over the years, Tsinghua University actually becomes a “preparatory school for students to stay in the United States”, nearly half of the Tsinghua graduates choose to study in the US.  China is not lacking of talents, while the talents find it is really difficult to survive and thrive under the CCP’s education and talents development systems. This new School of Integrated Circuit was established before this year’s college entrance examination so that a large number of outstanding high-school graduates may be coaxed to apply to this field on the grounds of “the country’s urgent need”. Facing the worldwide sanction of the CCP’s chipmaking industry, those students might be find it really hard to find a job after college.   

It is worth noting that a complete cut off Chinese technology companies from foreign chips is of great strategic importance to take down the CCP. On the one hand, the CCP’s companies within industrial and economic chain that rely heavily on chips, including auto industry, mobile phones, IT etc., will be hit really hard. On the other hand, it weakens the CCP’s high-tech systems, including firewall, CCTV, drones, digital RMB, which are being used to monitor and surveil its own people. In today’s mainstream commercial electronic products, chips based on 7-nanometer and 5-nanometer are gaining momentum and become the main chip selling point. The global technology sectors are making every effort to industrialize chips based on 3 and 2-nanometer, while the CCP’s chip technology remains at the near obsolete 28-nanometer. The total investment of the Hubei Wuhan Hongxin chip project is as high as 128 billion yuan, but now collapsed and became the first domino to falloff the CCP’s chip industry. It won’t take long for the CCP’s chip industry to face its total failure.

Source of news: Sina Finance, Zhihu, NetEase, Yahoo

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