“One of the earliest uses for the chips coming out of Silicon Valley, which owes its existence to the patronage of the Pentagon as much as it does to venture capitalists, was in guidance systems for nuclear missiles. A White House report published in 2017 does not mince its words: “Cutting-edge semiconductor technology is…critical to defence systems and US military strength.”” (The Economist, 2018, p.24).
The Economist. (2018): The Chips are Down. The Economist. 01 December 2018, pp.24-26.