Taiwan expects little affect from the struggle in Ukraine on the provision of key uncooked supplies for semiconductors, the federal government mentioned on Saturday.
Taiwan is a significant chip producer, house to the world’s largest contract chip producer and Asia’s most respected listed firm, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), and key to assuaging a world scarcity of semiconductors which have in some circumstances compelled auto manufacturing traces to shutter.
The cupboard, following a gathering chaired by Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin, mentioned three key uncooked supplies for making chips —the gases neon and C4F6 in addition to the metallic palladium — wouldn’t see a lot affect.
Taiwanese chip makers use little palladium, and neither Ukraine nor Russia is a significant supply for that which the island does use, the cupboard mentioned in a press release. Domestic firms even have the flexibility to refine and “remanufacture” palladium, so there needs to be no affect, it mentioned.
For neon and C4F6, there are already shares on the island and provide chains are diversified, so “the near term impact is not big”, the Cabinet mentioned.
Taiwan’s power provides are additionally safe, with 145 days of oil reserves and diversified provide sources, whereas for liquefied pure gasoline, or LNG, there are additionally numerous provide sources, it mentioned.
On the monetary markets, the cupboard mentioned the Taiwan greenback’s trade fee was comparatively secure however that the central financial institution would preserve a detailed watch and take “appropriate management measures” if wanted.
The finance ministry can even act to stabilise the inventory market if essential, the cupboard mentioned.
© Thomson Reuters 2022
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