China faces severe talent shortage as its semiconductor ambitions grow

China faces a chronic shortage of scientific and engineering talent that may hamper its efforts to become a semiconductor superpower and reduce its reliance on imported chips, according to industry figures.The problem is becoming more acute as the fledgling industry evolves amid a dearth of qualified senior professionals, they said.“If innovation is driven by technology, people are the key to advancing technology development,” said Zhang Wei, dean of the micro-electronics school at Fudan…