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TSMC agreed to provide confidential informations to the US before 8th November



The US Department of Commerce requires semiconductor factories to provide data to solve the problem of semiconductor chip shortage. In this regard, TSMC stated that it will provide relevant information to the US government on November 8, and emphasized that it has been actively cooperating and providing support with all stakeholders to overcome the difficulties in global semiconductor supply. According to foreign telegraph reports, the US Department of Commerce stated that companies such as Intel, Infineon, and SK Hynix expressed their willingness to provide relevant information, thanked these companies for their cooperation, and encouraged other companies to follow up. As for whether it is possible to initiate compulsory measures, it is necessary to observe the quality and response of the company's response. It is reported that the current shortage of foundry production capacity has lasted for a year. For example, TSMC, UMC, and the world's advanced wafer foundries are fully loaded with capacity until at least the end of 2021, and the current situation is expected to continue in the first half of 2022.

Daniel Nenni

Staff member
This will be interesting. Unfortunately, by the time the report comes out the shortage will be over. My guess is that there is a significant amount of profiteering going on in the semiconductor supply chain that is causing shortages and delays. Just like when the pandemic started. People bought up hand sanitizer and sold it for huge profits. The other issue is transportation which is a global problem not just semiconductors. Expect big infrastructure changes here in the very near future.