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There is mercury in liquid-crystal display screens, lead in cathode-ray tubes, cadmium in semiconductors and batteries, and ozone layer-destroying chlorofluorocarbons in old refrigerators, for example.
The list, which has a value of about $50 billion, includes goods such as semiconductors, medical devices and flat-screen televisions.
The significant Chinese goods targeted by American taxes are technology items like semiconductors, robots and computer monitors.
Next month, the Treasury Department is expected to release a plan to further restrict Chinese investment in American companies, including industries such as semiconductors and artificial intelligence that are sensitive for national security reasons.
For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled into a quiet balance: Intel vanquished virtually all of the RISC processors in the server world, save IBM’s POWER line.
To take an example, against Japan in the 1980s on semiconductors.
China is the world's largest market for semiconductors, yet isn't home to even one of the top 10 producers.
In 2017, Trump vetoed the sale of a U.S. semiconductor manufacturer to a Chinese investor as a threat to national security after Washington concluded the financing came from China’s government.
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A semiconductor is a crystal material whose ability to conduct electricity rises as its temperature goes up. That is, it sometimes acts as a conductor and sometimes as an insulator. Its conducting ability can be much increased by chemical treatment. A manufactured chip of silicon, less than half an inch square, may contain millions of microscopic transistors, which can serve control and memory functions when installed in a computer, automobile, cell phone, DVD player, or microwave oven.
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: a material or object that allows some electricity or heat to move through it and that is used especially in electronic devices
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