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The semiconductor war between the United States and China is intensifying, and the reactions from all over the world are different. Some people give an endowment to sell women, while others do not.
On November 17, TSMC’s first batch of 300 key workers and their families took a chartered plane from the United States and flew directly to the production center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. According to reports, TSMC will have around 3,000 TSMC employees as the core backbone of the new factory. Zhang Zhongmou, the founder of TSMC, said that TSMC’s investment in Arizona is currently the most advanced 5nm process in the United States, and will introduce a 3nm process in the future.
Zhang Zhongmou, founder of TSMC. AP photos.
Current affairs commentator Jie Wenji pointed out that TSMC originally planned to build six wafer fabs in Arizona, but now it is the next best thing to building a 5nm fab. Zhang Zhongmou is clearly asking for help, but what Tsai Ing-wen is doing now is “TSMC There is no one in my birth family, and I even sent a pile of dowry over.” He criticized that the Democratic Progressive Party’s strict review of mainland investment will take a long time, but the Investment Review Committee has quickly approved TSMC’s US$12 billion investment in a 3nm factory in the United States, and has not checked about Taiwan from completely
Cai Zhengyuan, a former Kuomintang lawmaker, worries that Taiwan will repeat Japan’s tragedy. He explained that Japan’s semiconductor industry was quite advanced in 1985, and half of the top ten semiconductor companies in the world were Japanese companies. However, the Americans found that Japan excelled in the semiconductor industry, so they drew up a “strategic defense plan” and asked Japan to join. Although Japan is nominally able to jointly develop new fighter jets with the United States, the condition is that the United States has the right to use all Japanese technologies. As a result, Japan’s semiconductor technology and talents have been poaching by the United States, and the semiconductor business has plummeted.
Japan’s semiconductor industry plummeted. pictures online.
Cai Zhengyuan believes that the United States is once again playing tricks 30 years ago, forcing TSMC to move to the United States and transfer important materials, so that Taiwan can reproduce Japan’s tragedy 30 years ago.
Due to rumors that “thousands of people are going to the United States”, the people on the island are worried that the United States will empty TSMC and make the original “Taiwan Silicon Shield” disappear. Responding to external doubts, Taiwan’s Economic Minister Wang Meihua responded that the 5nm process in the United States will be produced in 2024, and the estimated monthly production capacity is only 20,000 pieces. On the contrary, Taiwan has a monthly production capacity of about 2 million pieces, and Taiwan’s advantages are irreplaceable. Instead, it is still the aorta of the global economy.
Wang Meihua emphasized that semiconductors are a race against time. Taiwan’s 3nm process has already been piloted in Tainan, the 2nm factory is preparing ground in Hsinchu, and the 1nm process will be settled in Longtan, Taoyuan. Taiwan will keep the most advanced process on the island..
Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Schreiner Maher. pictures online.
In contrast, the Netherlands not only took the initiative to accommodate US wishes such as the CPD, but also indicated that it would not ruin the future of its own products. According to a “Bloomberg” report, Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Schreiner Maher reiterated on the 22nd that the Netherlands had made its own decision on the sale of chip equipment to China by lithography machine manufacturer ASML.
Schreinermacher said that it is important to protect the national security and economic interests of the Netherlands, “If the Netherlands puts the issue of lithography machines in the ‘EU basket’ to negotiate with the United States, they will end up giving extreme ultraviolet (EUV ) light If the engraving machines are sent to the Americans, the situation in the Netherlands will only get worse.”
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