A Taiwanese semiconductor titan is at the heart of the US-China tech fight

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has, since its founding in 1987, set out to be a global “committed corporate citizen” serving clients worldwide instead of focusing only on one region.

It succeeded. The contract chip maker is today the world’s largest semiconductor foundry. But now TMSC has been drawn into the increasingly fierce tech feud between the United States and China.

Two incidents last week helped to illustrate the Taiwanese company’s awkward situation.

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