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China's Pursuit of Semiconductor Independence

February 28, 2019 • 12:15 – 2:00 pm EST

A Report Launch

Please join us for a public event on U.S. policy responses to China's pursuit of an independent domestic semiconductor industry on February 28, 2019 from 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm at the CSIS headquarters.

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Semiconductors and microelectronics are the backbone of the digital economy and closely linked to national security. Recognizing this, China intends to gain semiconductor independence through espionage and immense investments, but it lags behind the U.S. If China achieves a dominant position in semiconductors it will likely use it for intelligence, military, commercial, and political advantage. At this event, we will discuss potential policy responses the U.S. can take to strengthen the position of American semiconductor companies and prevent the potential damaging effects of China's behavior.

12:00 pm - Registration
12:15 pm - Introductions
James A. Lewis
Senior Vice President & Director, CSIS Technology Policy Program
12:20 pm - Moderated Discussion
Erin Ennis
Senior Vice President, The US-China Business Council

Rob Atkinson
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Jimmy Goodrich
Vice President, Global Policy, Semiconductor Industry Association

Moderated by James A. Lewis

1:15 pm - Audience Q&A

2:00 pm - End
This event is part of the CSIS China Innovation Policy Series (CIPS) made possible by general support from Japan External Trade Organization, Semiconductor Industry Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, General Electric Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation. For more information on CIPS visit:

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program