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Former UMC boss funding "civilian warriors" against China
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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.

Apple dragged into Taiwan mess
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 05 August 2022 13:20

Apple dragged into Taiwan mess


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.

Schmidt wants US to back Taiwan and South Korean chipmakers
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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.

China will invade Taiwan to control TSMC
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 08 June 2022 10:30

China will invade Taiwan to control TSMC


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.

Electronic companies abandoning Covid 19 ravaged China
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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.

Taiwan wants to set up chip plants in Eastern Europe
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Backed by Brussels

Taiwan is looking at cooperating with three Eastern European countries on semiconductors, a minister said.

Taiwan says it is not worried about EU chip production
Published in PC Hardware


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.

Taiwan will help US blacklist Chinese tech
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 12:47

Taiwan will help US blacklist Chinese tech


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.

Taiwan's farmers at odds with chipmakers
Published in News
Monday, 12 April 2021 12:17

Taiwan's farmers at odds with chipmakers


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.

Taiwan is part of US anti-China moves
Published in News
Thursday, 25 March 2021 10:04

Taiwan is part of US anti-China moves


More co-operation expected

Taiwan is the US key ally to take shift global supply chains away from China, its de facto US ambassador said.