The US thanks Taiwan for helping fix auto chip shortages at key trade meetings
Integrated circuits on a printed circuit board. The semiconductor industry was in focus during the trade war between the US and China.
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The United States on Friday thanked Taiwan for helping fix a shortage of car chips that has puzzled production. However, there was no discussion of prioritizing the manufacture of these chips, Taiwanese Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua said after a high-level meeting.
Auto factories around the world are closing assembly lines because of chip shortages, which in some cases have been exacerbated by former US government actions against Chinese chip factories.
Taiwan, home of technology companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest manufacturer of order chips, has become the focus of efforts to address the shortage.