Apple protects its chips against an alleged invasion of Taiwan/Apple protege sus chips ante una supuesta invasión de Taiwán

in #science27 days ago


If we let ourselves be carried away by the growing escalation of war on our planet, it seems that at some point the Chinese army could invade Taiwan since some time ago this island was part of China, for years no one was interested in this island except its inhabitants, but now it turns out that a large part of the world microprocessor manufacturing market is located in Taiwan.

Si nos dejamos llevar por la creciente escalada bélica de nuestro planeta parece que en algún momento el ejército China podría invadir Taiwan ya que tiempo atrás esta isla formaba parte de China, durante años a nadie le interesó esta isla salvo a sus habitantes pero ahora resulta que en Taiwan se encuentran gran parte del mercado mundial de fabricación de microprocesadores.

One of the most important plants on the island is TSMC, a leading company in the development of microchips that is far ahead of companies as famous as Intel and that supplies, among others, large companies like Apple, which would really be very threatened in the case of an alleged military invasion of the island.

Una de las plantas más importantes de la isla es TSMC, una empresa puntera en el desarrollo de microchips que está muy por delante de compañías tan famosas como Intel y que abastece, entre otras, a grandes compañías como Apple, que realmente se verían muy amenazadas en el caso de una presunta invasión militar de la isla.


If this were the case, Chinese experts could reverse engineer and copy and even improve all of TSMC's innovative designs. To avoid this possibility, this company has developed a system to disable all manufacturing equipment remotely from a distance of nine thousand kilometres.

Si se diese el caso los expertos chinos podrían hacer ingeniería inversa y copiar e incluso mejorar todos los diseños innovadores de TSMC, para evitar esta posibilidad esta compañía ha desarrollado un sistema para inutilizar todos los equipos de fabricación de forma remota desde una distancia de nueve mil kilómetros.

The well-known Dutch company ASML, in charge of creating the machinery necessary to manufacture the chips, is also involved in this. It states that it has a "button" with which it could disable this machinery from a distance. Obviously, no one knows the location and operation of this button, not even the Dutch government.

Para ello también está implicada la conocida empresa holandesa ASML encargada de crear la maquinaria necesaria para fabricar los chips, que afirma que tiene un "botón" con el que podría inutilizar a distancia esta maquinaria, obviamente la ubicación y el funcionamiento de este botón nadie lo sabe, ni siquiera el gobierno holandés.


The ASML machines use high-frequency light waves that they receive remotely so they must be permanently connected to the network, so it seems that this panic button would end communications, which would render all these machines useless, each one of them with a price of more than two hundred million euros.

Las máquinas de ASML utilizan ondas de luz de alta frecuencia que reciben de forma remota por lo que han de estar permanentemente conectados a la red, por ello parece que este botón del pánico acabaría con las comunicaciones lo que dejaría inútiles a todas estas máquinas, cada una de ellas con un precio superior a los doscientos millones de euros.

There is no doubt that competition is very good, knowing that you have rivals pursuing the same objective as you who can surpass you is a good incentive to work harder and better, but I believe that everything has a limit and that if we start taking out the killing machines It's not funny, but we all know that politicians have no soul.

Es indudable que la competencia es muy buena, saber que tienes rivales persiguiendo el mismo objetivo que tú que te pueden superar es un buen incentivo para trabajar más y mejor, pero creo que todo tiene un límite y que si empezamos sacar los trastos de matar ya no tiene gracia, pero todos sabemos que los políticos no tienen alma.

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Yeehaw, partner! Keep your chin up and focus on the positive changes happening in the world. It's important to stay informed but also believe in the good folks out there making a difference. Keep the faith!

Amazing amazing amazing bro..It's very fascinating how Apple goes to great lengths to safeguard its technology. Protecting chips against potential threats shows their commitment to innovation and security. In my opinion it's a smart move considering the competitive landscape out there

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