Taiwan government official has recently denied the report on any request from the US to prohibit Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from selling chips to Huawei.
The US has not asked Taiwan’s government to stop supplies to Huawei, said Taiwan Cabinet spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka to Bloomberg.
“Our government has not received any request from the U.S. government to stop TSMC from supplying Huawei,” she said.
Back in May, the US Commerce Department imposed restrictions on Huawei, which results that the company cannot do business with US firms including the purchase of required technologies.
Following the US trade ban, TSMC has continued to supply to Huawei and refused the US’s requests to stop the supplies.
“We did not have any discussion with either Taiwan or the U.S. governments regarding shipping wafers to Huawei, nor have we received any instruction from either government not to make the shipments,” TSMC spokesperson Elizabeth Sun told CaixinGlobal, adding that it will continue shipments while complying with trade regulations.