Analysts at Total Telecom point out that after acquiring the expertise needed to produce 28nm chips, China is on its way to mass-producing 14nm chips by next year.

According to Yungang Bao, assistant director at the Institute of Computational Technology, China’s 14nm chip has overcome numerous technical hurdles and all aspects of the domestic 14nm chip will be greatly improved, leading to mass production.

The 28nm chips(which China is already capable of producing) are cost-effective and known to have lower power consumption while still delivering high performance. According to Total Telecom, the development of 28nm technology will help China’s chip industry meet domestic demand because it is already a mature technology used in new segments such as 5G, new energy vehicles, UHV, big data centers, artificial intelligence (AI) and the industrial Internet. This is an important factor considering that the Asian giant is the largest consumer of semiconductors.

14nm chips are widely regarded as the most valuable process technology, as they have vast potential for application in AI, high-end processors, automobiles, upcoming 5G communications and high-performance computing. The mass production of 14nm chips is a testament to China’s progress in the difficult chip manufacturing process.

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Dr. Bao further pointed out that domestic production in the 14nm segment will not only enable the company to gain experience in top-of-the-line chip technology under China’s difficult manufacturing process, but also lay a solid foundation for achieving the 70% rate in domestic chip self-supply by 2025.

According to Total Telecom, China is set to play a crucial role in helping the global industry deal with the heavy chip shortage, and that the country is increasingly closing the gap with major chipmakers such as the US.

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China is on track to mass-produce 14nm chips by next year and is already engaged in advanced manufacturing processes such as those for 7nm chips, reducing its dependence in the industry and strengthening its manufacturing expertise, as well as helping to alleviate the massive chip shortage worldwide.