The East Asian Computer Chip War
To Be Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge – 336 pages
The semiconductor industry is a vital industry for military establishments worldwide, and the control of, or loss of control of, this key industry has enormous strategic implications. This book focuses on the globalization of the strategic semiconductor industry and the security ramifications of this process. It examines in particular the migration of the Taiwanese chip industry to China as part of the globalization of production processes, and the extent to which such a globalization process poses security challenges to the United States, China and Taiwan. Transcending disciplinary boundaries between international political economy, security studies, and the history of science and technology, this multidisciplinary work provides an in-depth understanding of the globalization-security nexus, and disentangles the key policy issues connected to a potential explosive flashpoint in world politics today.
1. Introduction 2. The Semiconductor Industry and National Power and Security 3. The Globalization of the Semiconductor Industry 4. The PRC Semiconductor Industry, National Security and Globalization 5. The Migration of the Taiwanese Semiconductor Industry to China 6. The Security Implications of the Sectoral Migration 7. Conclusion
Ming-chin Monique Chu completed her PhD in international studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Research Associate at The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.