Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the largest chipmaker in the world, said it is reviewing a U.S. request for global chip companies to voluntarily disclose their supply chain information.
It won't share sensitive information about its clients, Sylvia Fang, the company's VP and general counsel said on Wednesday.
After a Wednesday industry forum in the Taiwanese city of Hsinchu, Fang told reporters that TSMC is "still at the stage of doing some preliminary research and evaluating the contents of the questionnaire" sent by the U.S., Nikkei Asia reported. But she also emphasized, "We will definitely not leak our company's sensitive information, especially that related to our customers."
The U.S. Department of Commerce sent out a Request for Information to global semiconductor companies on Sept. 23, asking them to share information about "inventories, demand, and delivery dynamics" in order to address the chip shortage issue. Companies have until Nov. 8 to respond.