Taiwan would form working committees with the three nations to figure out how to collaborate on chips, and Taiwan will also provide technical training scholarships.
According to a minister, Taiwan is considering collaborating on semiconductors with three Eastern European nations, a move that is sure to please Brussels, which has been pursuing Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturers to produce in the region.
(Sign up for Today’s Cache, our technology newsletter, to get updates on hot topics at the intersection of technology, business, and policy. To get a complimentary subscription, go here.)
Taiwan, home to giants like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), has taken the lead in attempts to overcome a chip shortage that has shut down certain vehicle manufacturing lines across the world and is now affecting consumer devices.
TSMC is developing a $12 billion chip manufacturing plant in Arizona, but despite EU attempts to encourage such investment, it has shown little interest in a similar facility in Europe.
Following his tour to Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania last month, Kung Ming-Hsin, the chairman of Taiwan’s National Development Council, informed reporters that all three nations had expressed interest in collaborating on chips with the island.
He said that Taiwan would form working committees with the three nations to figure out how to collaborate on chips, and Taiwan would also provide technical training scholarships.
Also,, Read more | The threat of a technological conflict between the United States and China looms. SK Hynix’s plans for a significant chip manufacturing facility
“The semiconductor supply chain as a whole is massive. Many countries may fill a variety of responsibilities “Kung said.
Taiwan has been quick to thank the three countries for their COVID-19 vaccine contributions, Lithuania’s, and the Czech Republic’s assistance as Taiwan faced increasing political pressure from China.
Although neither the EU nor its member states have formal diplomatic connections with China’s self-governed and democratically controlled Taiwan, Taipei has attempted to strengthen its relationships with the group by emphasizing their common ideals of liberty and democracy.
The European Commission has proposed legislation to stimulate semiconductor production, including Taiwan as a key player.
It would, according to Kung.