Why Taiwan’s semiconductor industry is so important | DW News

Why Taiwan’s semiconductor industry is so important | DW News
Taiwanese tech giant TSMC warns an invasion of the island would render its factory inoperable, devastating global supply. Tensions are rising ahead of a potential visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

And the growing chip shortage continues. Last week Taiwan said its key position in making semi-conductors won’t be shaken in response to the U-S passing a law to subsidize its domestic semiconductor industry. Europe also wants to ramp up production. Germany has been trying to clinch a deal for a plant from TSMC, the biggest player. The company’s factories in Taiwan are running at full capacity to alleviate the shortages.

 

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