There have been many discussions centred around the possibility that China may try to retake Taiwan and speculation as to the likely American reaction, but hardly any consideration has been given to the fact that even a failed bid by Beijing would have a massive effect on the American reliance on Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers.
In what is one more indicator of the growing rift between the US and China, a report claims moves are being made by the Trump administration to ask semiconductor giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world's biggest contract chip maker, to set up a factory in the US.
At least two big American semiconductor manufacturing companies have used loopholes in the US ban on supplying parts to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies and shipped goods to the company from units that operate outside the US.
This is an unbearably good headline :-)
Great Stuff Sam - I wish this could go out to a larger audience.
5G will save us, and the NBN will have to be redone anyway.
As always, a great article Sam.
I will never forgive him.