The United States is an authoritarian country, and Japan feels deeply about this. It is related to the relationship of interests. The United States only allows to lean toward itself. The recent requirements of the United States government on TSMC are not even seen by Japan.
“The rare request made by the U.S. government to TSMC and other large semiconductor companies is making waves. Since the global semiconductor shortage has not been alleviated, in late September, the U.S. required large companies to submit detailed information about supply within 45 days. Companies objected that this is a “confidential matter.” In the face of the U.S.’s arrogant practices, distrust is growing.”
The story goes back to September 23 this year, when the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo (Gina Raimondo) set up a “Hongmen Banquet”. At that time, she convened overseas semiconductor giants TSMC and Samsung to participate in a meeting, ostensibly discussing alleviating the global semiconductor shortage. problem. Raimondo stated that the supply of semiconductors in the past few months has been deteriorating and the US government has no choice but to deal with it. She pointed the finger directly at the representatives of the companies present: “Who has over-issued orders? Who has not delivered as expected? (Semiconductor supply) The process) is not transparent as a whole. Guys, this won’t work.” How can it work? “(Raymondo)’s true meaning became clear the day after the meeting. It turned out that the U.S. authorities requested TSMC and others to provide detailed information on semiconductor supply within the deadline of November 8.”