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China tops U.S. to take research crown at global chip conference

Chinese universities, companies produce 30% of papers accepted by ISSCC

The University of Macau and Beijing's Tsinghua University are among the academic institutions driving research into semiconductors in China.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- China has submitted the most research papers accepted at a prestigious international academic conference focused on semiconductors, underscoring the country's growing presence in the field and bumping the U.S. into second place.

This is the first time China has taken the top spot in papers accepted by the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), which is considered the Olympics of the semiconductor sector. The annual event opens in February in San Francisco.

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