IC tech controls unlikely to affect local suppliers
Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs, Wang Mei-hua, has reassured that the recently announced list of core technologies subject to stricter controls is unlikely to impact Taiwanese vendors. Wang stated that the government consulted with local chipmakers before unveiling the list, and it is primarily aimed at safeguarding critical technologies developed in Taiwan. The National Science and Technology Council has identified 22 technologies, including advanced semiconductor processes and packaging, subject to tighter controls across various sectors. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), a major player in the semiconductor industry, is expected to be unaffected, as it uses more advanced technologies domestically. The move is seen as crucial to protect Taiwan's semiconductor supply chain and prevent technology leaks, particularly in light of China's efforts to attract Taiwanese engineers.
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