back to article An offer China can't refuse: 'Godfather of Taiwan's DRAM industry' to lead new Tsinghua Unigroup memory unit

China-owned semiconductor giant Tsinghua Unigroup, which already manufactures flash memory, is about to try its luck at making DRAM – a much more complicated endeavour. The Middle Kingdom wants a reliable domestic supply of DRAM, but its latest efforts were thwarted at the end of 2018 when the US indicted state-owned chipmaker …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "I hope multinational chip makers can leave a bite for Chinese companies,"

    Trump has ensured that.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    We can't blame the Chinese for this, this just makes good sense. As a Canadian, I can't help but feel Canada and the EU should be preparing to be able to manufacture all types of computer related parts, without that ability we're at the mercy of an increasingly small number of companies and Governments that do have that ability. More importantly, I think Canada needs to nationalize its healthcare and manufacture all of our own pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical companies have been artificially inflating well established and cheap to manufacture drugs and have proven that those should not be in the hands of for profit companies.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      If only the US saw things the same way... sigh...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tsinghua has long tentacles

    FTA: "Since 2018, Tsinghua Unigroup HAS BEEN majority-owned by the government of Shenzhen, China's industrial capital....and [it owns] a chunk of Portland-based Lattice Semiconductor."

    Worth noting Tsinghua has tentacles elsewhere - it's reported to be involved with the US based Canyon Bridge PE fund which had its attempt to buy Lattice outright thwarted by Trump so it's interesting they still maintain a stake in the company.

    After the Lattice deal was nixed, Canyon Bridge turned their attention to the UK and picked up Imagination Technologies.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Aaaaand here we go again

    The US limited the sale of high end computers to Russia: they learned to be *seriously* efficient with low end systems. It limited IPv4 allocations to Japan: guess who is well ahead in IPv6?

    Clearly Trump wants the Chinese to compete on a level that destroys more US industry, because that fits in with the rest of what he's doing to the country.

    They just do. not. learn. over there.

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