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February 2024: Taiwan

Taiwan’s technology news coverage in February of 2024 touched on items and developments including, for instance: Taiwan’s work on its TrustworthyAI Dialogue Engine to deal with disinformation from mainland China; SpaceX’s potential breach of contract requirements around StarShield tech for Taiwan; the density of Hsinchu in Taiwan in terms of semiconductor and critical technology development; and more.

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The letter, obtained by CNBC and first reported by Forbes, claimed that by not making Starshield available to U.S. military forces in Taiwan, SpaceX could violate its Pentagon contract, which requires “global access” to Starshield technology.

“I understand, however, that SpaceX is possibly withholding broadband internet services in and around Taiwan — possibly in breach of SpaceX’s contractual obligations with the U.S. government,” read the letter, which was signed by Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wi., who chairs the House CCP committee.

“Strong semiconductor ecosystems can be found worldwide, and they come in different shapes and sizes. One of the most outstanding is Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan.”

Within just three square miles, Hsinchu contains more than 150 semiconductor companies and suppliers, more than 600 manufacturers, three universities, and more than 160,000 highly skilled full-time employees.”

Taiwan: “…we welcome startups and talents from Europe, the United States, Japan and ASEAN, to work with Taiwan, from IC design and manufacturing to packaging and testing — the entire pipeline.”

“In 2022, the bulk of its research and development engineers were based in China but [Taiwan’s] Alchip has begun moving roles overseas, many to Japan…”

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