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Report: SMIC makes significant progress

China’s semiconductor manufacturer SMIC has made substantial progress in domestic semiconductor production despite US sanctions, according to an industry report. Reportedly, SMIC has been shipping its first 7 nm chips since last year. Although these are primarily used for niche products, they show that the People’s Republic semiconductor production is already more advanced than expected, analysts at TechInsights explained. “Despite not having access to the most advanced equipment technologies as a result of sanctions currently in place, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) appears to have used 7 nm technology to manufacture the MinerVa Bitcoin Miner system on chip (SoC),” the tech analysts wrote.

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