The logo of TSMC is seen at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, in August 2018. The company has flourished by acting as the Switzerland of semiconductor manufacturing. Photo: Reuters
Craig Addison
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Craig Addison

Why Taiwan’s role will be crucial in next phase of the US-China tech war

  • Decades ago, Taiwan bet big on semiconductors to keep itself afloat, producing an industry powerhouse in the process
  • Now, as development focuses on AI and 5G – technologies at the heart of the current US-China tech war – chip manufacturers on the island may be forced to choose sides
The logo of TSMC is seen at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan, in August 2018. The company has flourished by acting as the Switzerland of semiconductor manufacturing. Photo: Reuters
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