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The Chip Papers: U.S. Trails China in Published High-Tech Research Papers

The United States can no longer claim the top spot for published and accepted research papers on chip design and state-of-the-art technology. Following the latest entry in one of the world’s most prestigious events for semiconductor circuits, the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2023), It has been revealed that certain accolade now belongs to China (opens in new tab) – Despite the prolonged situation of severe technical sanctions being imposed on the country.

With 59 accepted papers from China and 42 accepted papers from North America, the US can no longer claim dominance in cutting-edge chip research. Part of the reason for this stems from the fact that the US submitted 30 fewer research papers to his ISSCC 2023 than in the previous edition, while China has submitted more. In fact, 129 out of a total of 198 papers were accepted, and the entire Far East region, which includes East and South East Asia, has nearly 100,000 papers submitted (and accepted) compared to the EU and US combined. doubled (27 and 42). , Respectively).

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At the same time, the ISSCC panel noted that, especially since 2017, China’s contributions to research have improved in quality at an impressive rate, with an ever-growing number of submitted papers surviving the editorial floor. says that quality.These aren’t papers being hacked together by something like Meta’s Galactica AI (opens in new tab).

(Image credit: International Solid State Circuits Council (ISSCC))

Interestingly, the ISSCC also announced that the sources of paper submissions within each region have changed in recent years, with the number of papers submitted and accepted originating from an increasing number of universities. Interestingly, in 2011 there was a 50/50 split between corporate and academic submissions. However, as of the 2023 edition, about 75% of submissions are from academia, demonstrating the increasing importance of universities in developing cutting-edge technologies.

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