A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan on October 20, 2021. Photo: AP
A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan on October 20, 2021. Photo: AP

TSMC said to suspend production for Chinese chip start-up Biren amid US curbs

  • TSMC decided to halt production even though it has not concluded that Biren’s products meet the US threshold for restrictions, a source said
  • The decision is connected to information that Biren’s products outperform Nvidia’s A100 chips, which are now banned in China, according to the source

A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan on October 20, 2021. Photo: AP
A person walks into the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan on October 20, 2021. Photo: AP
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