I don’t follow the foundries closely, but I something about this lawsuit between two chip behemoths — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. — caught my interet.
It’s not that one party accuses the other of IP theft. Nothing new there.
Rather, it’s where they chose to fight that jumps out. The two Asian based firms — TMSC, of course, is based in Tawain, while SMIC is headquartered in Shanghai — are duking it out in US court (in Oakland, California, to be precise).
Is it that the US provides a neutral battleground? Or is it our strong laws governing intellectual property?