Planning if China does a Russia on Taiwan
Taiwan spooks have said it would be unnecessary to destroy TSMC fabs if China invades.
Tsao donates $32.8 million to train 3 million civilian soldiers
Former Taiwanese chipmaker United Microelectronics boss Robert Tsao outlined plans to fund military training for millions of “civilian warriors” in Taiwan to fight against any potential Chinese invasion.
Chinese causing trouble over Nancy Pelosi's visit
Fruity cargo cult Apple has told its Taiwanese suppliers that they must follow draconian Chinese customs regulations after the company had components held up in customs.
Keep using Asians but outsourced to the US
The US should do more to attract overseas chipmakers to build plants on its territory as a matter of national security, former Google chief Eric Schmidt wrote.
If the West imposses sanctions
Chief economist for the China Center for International Economic Exchanges Chen Wenling has suggested that if the West brings in sanctions against China the country will invade Taiwan to obtain control of TSMC.
More than 30 Taiwan companies can’t cope with government measures
More than 30 Taiwan companies, many making electronics parts, said that government COVID-19 control measures in eastern China had led them to suspend production until at least next week.
Backed by Brussels
Taiwan is looking at cooperating with three Eastern European countries on semiconductors, a minister said.
We will still make the high tech stuff
Taiwan Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua on Wednesday played down the prospect of Taiwan tech firms making advanced semiconductors in the European Union, noting TSMC has insisted it will focus its most advanced technology on the island.
It is what Chiang Kai-shek would have wanted
Taiwan promised its chip companies will adhere to US rules after Washington added seven Chinese supercomputing entities last week to an economic blacklist and after a Taipei-based chipmaker halted orders from one of the entities named.
We need water too
Taiwan's farmers are dealing with one of the worst droughts on record and are hacked off that available water is being given to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to make rich American kid's iPhones.