The Coming “Chip War”

Mark Looi
31 min readOct 4, 2023

In Chip War, historian Christopher Miller traces the history of the semiconductor integrated circuit (IC), or chip, from the late 1940’s to the present. He describes the influence of the military and the personalities who drove the semiconductor revolution and created the modern computing industry. He draws in geopolitics: the Cold War with Russia, and now at the dawn of the great de-linking, with China. It is an ambitious book that admirably…

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Mark Looi

Entrepreneur, technologist, business strategist, history buff, photographer, with a diverse range of interests.