The most important company you’ve never heard of is being dragged into the U.S.-China rivalry

HSINCHU, Taiwan —  

It’s been called Taiwan’s Silicon Shield, and without it much of modern life would cease.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., or TSMC, makes more than half the world’s contracted semiconductor chipsand lies at the center of the technology supply chain, churning out circuitry found in iPhones, Amazon cloud computers, graphics processors that power popular video games and even military drones and fighter jets like Lockheed Martin’s F-35.

Read more at: Taiwan semiconductor maker caught in the U.S.-China rivalry – Los Angeles Times (


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