A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co carries semiconductor wafers. TSMC has been forced to cut off sales to some Chinese companies as a result of US sanctions. Photo: TSMC
A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co carries semiconductor wafers. TSMC has been forced to cut off sales to some Chinese companies as a result of US sanctions. Photo: TSMC

US demand for chip supply data from TSMC, Samsung, Apple, others sparks debate about true intentions in China

  • Industry watchers in China fear Washington’s latest move to combat the chip shortage could put Chinese firms at a disadvantage and help target sanctions
  • The US Commerce Department has asked for supply chain data from tech giants and carmakers, including TSMC, Intel, Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Daimler and BMW

Topic |   US-China relations
A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co carries semiconductor wafers. TSMC has been forced to cut off sales to some Chinese companies as a result of US sanctions. Photo: TSMC
A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co carries semiconductor wafers. TSMC has been forced to cut off sales to some Chinese companies as a result of US sanctions. Photo: TSMC
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