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Taiwan’s Chipmakers Vow Best Effort to Ease Auto-Chip Shortage

  • Government officials ask TSMC and others to help industry
  • U.S., EU, Germany and Japan all have sought assistance

Taiwan’s chipmakers have told local government officials they’re doing what they can to alleviate the shortage of semiconductors that is cutting into car production after approaches by the U.S., the European Union, Germany and Japan.

General Motors Co., the trade group American Automotive Policy Council and other parties in the U.S. contacted Taiwanese officials in December to ask for more chip supply, followed by the EU, said C.C. Chen, Taiwan’s vice minister of economic affairs.