U.S. Commerce secretary says she has spoken to chip makers over data compliance

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks during a news conference about supply chain issues affecting the U.S. economy at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks during a news conference about supply chain issues affecting the U.S. economy at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 4, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

November 9, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Tuesday that she has spoken to chief executives of chip manufacturing firms, including TSMC, in recent weeks over the issue of data compliance.

“The lack of semiconductor production in America poses not only an economic threat, but a national security threat,” she said at a White House press briefing.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Writing by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Doina Chiacu)