#U.S.Proposed #Chip #Alliance #Faces #Opposition #Partners

A little over a year ago, the U.S. government proposed forming the so-called Chip 4 alliance comprising the USA, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan to secure the global semiconductor supply chain, coordinate policies, subsidies, and joint research and development (R&D) projects. But even a year after the initiative was announced, the countries could not agree on a preliminary meeting agenda. Financial Times (opens in new tab) reports that potential partners have way too many concerns on the matter.

Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan governments traditionally have good relationships with the U.S., and companies from these countries work closely with their partners from America. But South Korean companies like Samsung do not want to share their trade secrets with Taiwanese peers like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). In addition, South Korea has political tensions with Japan, nobody wants to support the R&D efforts of U.S.-based Intel and Micron, and everyone is concerned about China’s response to the new coalition.



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