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Kioxia warns of potential cost of US chip policy over China

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Re: You're probably right

I'd go further. Bleeding edge chips are only primarily necessary in HPC, gaming, and crypto mining.

AWS's Graviton chip which runs the world uses a 16 nm process.

As ElReg commenters will point out, general purpose computing doesn't need bleeding edge.

The car industry shutdown was about a lack of bog standard chips.

And, as far as the military, it's been reported that due to sanctions Russia has been using household appliance chips for weapon system repairs.

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