In a very curious way, but at the same time frightening, the president of TSMC (Dr. Mark Liu) has now come to the public to comment on the possibility of an armed conflict in Taiwan. All due to the importance of the semiconductor giant and its current chip production strategy.
After all, TSMC is one of the largest microprocessor manufacturers on the planet, and also one of the only ones with access to extremely advanced production lines, capable of mass production. However, its use is being restricted by the North American government. Which even resulted in the annulment of all contracts and commercial relations that TSMC had with Chinese Huawei.
Obviously, this situation has raised some concerns about an armed conflict. In other words, war between China, Taiwan and the United States. Is this possible?
War for chip production? We’ve been further away!
Therefore, in an interview that went through several points. One of the most interesting was the inclusion of the topic regarding the increase in tensions between the United States and China. With Taiwan caught in the middle, of course.
That said, the president of TSMC says that a conflict over the production lines is against everyone’s interest. Since the entire industry needs a strong TSMC that is capable of mass production. In fact, with the current production crisis … It is more than obvious that a conflict could put the entire world technology industry in check. Which would take several savings by drag.
In short, you can imagine a situation in which China invades Taiwan. Does it gain control of TSMC, and does the United States begin to move to retaliate? It has already happened with the Petroleum 30 years ago, so it could happen again with semiconductors. In fact, it seems more and more obvious, that chips are the new oil.
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