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The US government still wants TSMC to produce chips in America

January 16, 2020

Via: TechSpot

As reported by the Nikkei Asian Review, TSMC makes chips that are used in American F-35 fighter jets. The tension between China and the US is still high despite the countries signing “phase one” of a broader trade agreement this week, prompting Washington to pressure TSMC into producing in the US.

This isn’t the first time the US has made such a request. It did the same thing in November, asking TSMC to make semiconductors in America to avoid security issues, but the company is exercising caution, given the high costs of such a move.

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