Wie Albert Einstein schon sehr treffend sagte: “Die Definition von Wahnsinn ist, immer das Gleiche zu tun und andere Ergebnisse zu erwarten”
The Kirin 9000, like other leading CPUs, was designed for silicon wafers that are five nanometers in size. In the case of semiconductors, the smaller the better. Currently, SMIC can only produce 14 nanometer chips. Although plans have been announced for making seven nanometer chips, they lack the appropriate machinery and tooling to make those plans a reality.
In an interview with Discourse, George Calhoun, a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, describes the “Beijing art of failure“: It is a top-down, Soviet-style program in which a lot of money is invested and Subsidies are provided for all. This has already been tried several times. In the latest round, Beijing rolled out a new set of incentives for semiconductor companies.
As Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”