Taiwan's TSMC, after U.S. request, says it won't leak sensitive info
Information about Taiwan's TSMC, after U.S. request, says it won't leak sensitive info
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan chipmaker TSMC will not leak any sensitive company information as part of a White House request for details on the ongoing semiconductor crisis that has forced cuts to U.S. auto production, the company’s general counsel said.
The White House made the request to automakers, chip companies and others last month.
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said a voluntary request for information within 45 days on the chips crisis would boost supply chain transparency and that if companies did not answer the voluntary request “then we have other tools in our tool box that require them to give us data”.
The issue has caused concern in Taiwan that companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), the world’s largest contract chipmaker and a major Apple Inc supplier, would have to hand over sensitive data.