With the visit of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, to Taiwan, the tension between China, the US and Taiwan increased so much that if a war between them If it happens, the whole world will be affected.
Last year news broke that China was planning to invade Taiwan, which if it did, would actually control the beating heart of the world's chip. will take authority This issue has greatly scared America and has caused tension between these two countries many times over this issue. access, it can achieve many improvements in various fields and on the other hand, it takes control of the chips itself. TSMC produces various chips for Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Intel, AMD, etc. Of course, this is just the technology part! TSMC also produces chips for all kinds of different products.
At that time, we said that the world's strong dependence on TSMC for providing chips could be dangerous, especially since China is thinking of attacking this country. In order to eliminate the dangers after this war, America was thinking of establishing several chip production companies in one of its states, but the capital required to do this is very heavy for this country.
The issue is so serious that Mark Liu, the CEO of TSMC, announced that if China attacks Taiwan, the company's activities will be stopped and a huge economic crisis will be created in the region. Liu added: "The complex process that TSMC uses in chip manufacturing has made the company need its business partners and suppliers to cooperate. If war breaks out, these communications will be cut off, leaving TSMC alone.
Liu pointed out that the battle between China and Taiwan will ultimately have no winner, and TSMC will only be a small part of the loser. that this war brings to two countries. He noted that this will disrupt the world order and will change the politics of that region in general. Because any military action against Taiwan in this region will cause an economic crisis for both sides.
Liu added that if this happens and TSMC's activity stops as a result, many countries including themselves China suddenly finds itself in a situation where its most advanced equipment is no longer available. TSMC is currently the 10th most valuable company in the world, and naturally, stopping its activities will seriously affect many countries.
With Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, she became the highest-ranking person to visit the country since 1997
TSMC and Samsung are currently two major companies in the field of They produce chips and have the most advanced technologies in this sector. Currently, Samsung has managed to achieve the 3nm chip manufacturing technology, and TSMC is currently busy with the 4nm sample. It should be mentioned that TSMC will start producing its 3nm chips from the end of this year.
China is seeking to become self-sufficient in the field of chip manufacturing in order to get rid of the sanctions. We don't know what happened, but apparently with reverse engineering, SMIC, which until a few months ago had made all its progress using 14nm manufacturing technology, suddenly discovered the secret of making 7nm chips without EUV devices! A strange event that shocked everyone.
The American government banned SMIC from acquiring advanced chip production technologies as well as EUV equipment; A 200 million dollar device that is so advanced and powerful that it can engrave circuit designs on a wafer as thin as a human hair. Now China has achieved 7nm manufacturing technology without needing this device, and it remains to be seen what other amazing things it will do in the future.
What do you think about the future of China, America and Taiwan?