Analysts say the US and China may soon be locked in a recruitment battle for Taiwanese semiconductor talent as the world’s most powerful nations bid to ramp up domestic chip capacity, according to the South China Morning Post. China wants to be self-sufficient in production of computer chips but lacks experienced semiconductor staff.
A report late last year predicted that China would see a shortfall of 200,000 semiconductor experts by 2023, with about a quarter of positions in the sector not being filled. That has made it aggressively pursue engineers from Taiwan and for Taipei to warn that people who help transfer chip expertise to the mainland will be prosecuted. Meanwhile, security analysts in the US are saying special visas should be given to experienced fab workers from Taiwan or Korea.
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