The U.S. Department of Commerce claims that TSMC and other companies "voluntarily" submit key data as scheduled, and Taiwanese netizens are angry: extremely shameless!

  [Global Network Report] The United States extorted confidential data from chip-related companies in the name of responding to the global chip crisis. The 8th is the deadline set by it.

The day before, TSMC confirmed that it had "responded" to the request of the US to submit data.

According to Taiwan’s “Central News Agency”, US Secretary of Commerce Raymondo said on the 8th local time that she is confident that semiconductor chip manufacturers and other supply chain companies will “voluntarily hand over key data to the Ministry of Commerce” before the deadline.

Regarding the so-called "voluntary" statement of the U.S. Department of Commerce, some netizens on the island retorted, "Laughing to death, (chip vendors) voluntarily submit customer information to the U.S. Department of Commerce?" and bluntly denounced the U.S. "It's really disgusting to say this. Shameless!"

  According to reports, Raimundo said in an interview with Reuters that she had called "the CEOs of all supply chain companies, including TSMC, Samsung, and SK Hynix...all of these CEOs are Promise to me that they will give us a robust and complete data flow."

"So far, they are very cooperative."

  The statement of the U.S. Department of Commerce naturally aroused the disgust of many netizens on the island. Some people scolded the U.S. as "it is simply a bandit and robber" and "super shameless"; others criticized it as "it is disgusting and shameless to say such a thing!"

  According to a report by Taiwan’s "Economic Daily" on the 8th, regarding the US public solicitation of semiconductor supply chain information, the US Federal Register and related website information showed that as of the 7th, 23 major international manufacturers and institutions have completed replies.

Among Taiwanese manufacturers, index companies including TSMC, UMC, ASE, and Global Crystal have all "handed in."

In the public comments section, most of these manufacturers fill in the US form, and leave the blank part to ask the US to refer to the "confidential documents." Among them, TSMC delivered three files on the 5th, US time, including one public form and two commercial secrets. Private file.

Taiwan’s "Minister of Economy" Wang Meihua said on the 8th that all Taiwanese manufacturers will "hand in papers". As for whether the information they need to provide includes sensitive data, "the government will not interfere, nor is it appropriate to understand the content."

  Although Wang Meihua has repeatedly claimed that the submission of information by Taiwanese companies to the United States is "voluntary," the government's argument has made public opinion on the island quite dissatisfied.

Taiwanese internet celebrity "House God" Zhu Liheng was unceremoniously angry, saying that the DPP authorities were "softer than soft-footed shrimp."

Some netizens sarcastically said that when the authorities wanted to smash, they said that TSMC was the "sacred mountain" of the platform, and when the United States spotted it, they pretended not to see it.

Others questioned: "The "Sacred Mountain" is being bullied, and no one from the DPP said anything? Don't forget that 40% of the annual tax revenue comes from TSMC."

  "Global Times" reporters observed that in Europe, there are very few reports about the United States forcing chip companies to submit commercial information, and there is no official attitude of German Infineon and other related companies and European governments.

Some industry insiders told reporters that the official did not state its position because of security issues. Europe and the United States are allies, and the United States said it was to "solve the chip crisis." "The most important reason is fear of US retaliation."