Since its founding more than three decades ago, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has built its business by working behind the scenes to make customers like Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. shine. Now the low-profile chipmaker has landed squarely in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war, an incalculably valuable asset that both sides are vying to control.
“We must amend our rules exploited by Huawei and HiSilicon and prevent U.S. technologies from enabling malign activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a tweet.
This is not how a responsible global corporate citizen behaves. We must amend our rules exploited by Huawei and HiSilicon and prevent U.S. technologies from enabling malign activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. → https://t.co/BZIZBr2DFX pic.twitter.com/j45HcV6DMF— Sec. Wilbur Ross (@SecretaryRoss) May 15, 2020
Latest: Chip giant TSMC has already stopped accepting new orders from Huawei after Trump's latest restrictions, the Nikkei newspaper reports https://t.co/hJTKl1nGwm— Bloomberg (@business) May 18, 2020
Taiwan is an incredible ally to the United States. It will be fantastic to welcome this company to beautiful Arizona.https://t.co/IzXOQi605f— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) May 16, 2020
Huawei says the Trump administration’s move to thwart its access to semiconductors will damage its ability to maintain its telecommunications networks around the world https://t.co/MeZDwz1Mib— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 18, 2020
#Huawei says new #US sanctions put its survival at stake— Indo-Pacific News (@IndoPac_Info) May 18, 2020
Huawei warns it will find it hard to maintain networks around the world.
“We will now work hard to figure out how to survive,” said Huawei’s chairman Guo Ping. “Survival is the keyword for us now.”https://t.co/bYEPwbCzv4
The US Department of Commerce’s amendment to the Foreign Direct Product Rule specifically targets Huawei and undermines the growth of industries and livelihood of billions of people. We stand with our customers and partners to overcome the discriminatory rule. pic.twitter.com/0DAagA1uMB— Huawei (@Huawei) May 18, 2020
'No more stealing secret tech,' Chinese tech industry is set to die a nasty death, the USA is making sure of it.— tfipost.com (@tfipost) May 18, 2020
Semiconductors are very essential in manufacturing any modern electronics equipment.#China #USA #Huaweihttps://t.co/M4XtESGb6z