"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 (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source)," reports Nikkei Asia. The committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) was held in South Korea on Nov. 16. From a report: According to the committee, a total of 629 research papers were submitted for next year's ISSCC, including 198 that passed the screening. The 198 include 59 from China, 42 from the United States and 32 from South Korea. China rose from third to first and South Korea's number decreased by nine compared to the previous one. "China increased its selected research paper count in every category and the Chinese government played an important role in this," one of the participants said [...]. The academic conference in the field of semiconductor integrated circuit design was first held in 1954. It is the largest and most renowned international conference in this field and next year's conference will start on Feb. 19 in San Francisco. More than 3,000 researchers from over 30 countries will attend it to share the latest technologies in the field.Read more of this story at Slashdot. Click here to read full news..