As everyone knows, since September, the chip companies that have been making a lot of noise to hand in data to the United States seem to have come to an end on the 18th of last month, because TSMC, Samsung, and Micron finally “voluntarily” handed in data to the United States. America.
However, after obtaining the data, the United States has not taken any further action for the time being, nor has it said whose data is unqualified or whose data is qualified, nor has it said how to solve the problem of chip shortage.
However, recently, US Secretary of Commerce Raymondo made a final statement. She said that more than 150 companies from multiple regions have submitted information “voluntarily”, including many Asian companies, and they are satisfied with the result.
And said that for these data, it will take several weeks for them to publish the evaluation report. As for how to solve the problem of chip shortage after the evaluation report is released, the specifics are not said.
In fact, as to how Apple solves the problem of chip shortages, the media believes that after mastering the technology, inventory, and customer data of these manufacturers, the United States built its own wafer fabs to increase wafer production capacity and solve this problem. problem.
For example, when Raimundo visited Michigan on November 29, he called on Congress to approve US$52 billion in funds for the development of the US semiconductor manufacturing industry. The intention was already obvious.
Of course, these companies really “voluntarily” submit? This is the art of language. After all, if these companies do not “voluntarily” submit them, then the United States will prepare a lot of “gifts”, and they dare not refrain from paying them.
However, it is said that some companies still discounted it. For example, TSMC stated that it did not submit sensitive information to customers and did not provide confidential data. They will not do things that harm shareholders and customers.
Samsung also stated that it did not submit inventory and customer information, which is a commercial secret. At the same time, Samsung also labeled all the information as “confidential”, hoping not to disclose it to the public.
Next, just look at what further actions the United States will take after collating the data of these more than 150 companies. Maybe you have to submit the data again, or maybe you can solve the problem yourself after identifying the problem?