Four Taiwan semiconductor makers provided data to US government

20-Nov-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Four semiconductor makers from Taiwan provided data requested by the United States government, but their level of openness about the information varied widely, reports said Friday (November 19).

The administration of US President Joe Biden has asked for information deemed confidential about semiconductor makers’ inventories, lead times, clients and suppliers, to understand the roots of the current global chip shortage.

In Taiwan, the four main producers that responded to the US call were Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. (VIS), and Powerchip Technology Corp.

However, the four companies took a different approach toward the questions asked by the US authorities, TV station EBC reported. Powerchip was reportedly the most complete, filling out all the spaces for replies on the form supplied by the US Department of Commerce.

Most companies limited themselves to offering data about their production capacity, production figures from the three most recent years, and the nature of their most popular products, EBC reported.


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