Taiwan

Hollywood Panic: ‘F9’ Star John Cena Could Have Cost NBCUniversal, WWE Billions Without Apology to China

Hollywood star and WWE champion John Cena has apologized to China for correctly calling Taiwan a “country” during the recent press tour for the movie Fast & Furious 9. His groveling mea culpa highlights the degree to which Cena’s career has become intertwined with Communist China — and how his employers at NBCUniversal and the WWE could have lost billions of dollars if they angered Beijing.

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Major Taiwanese Chipmaker Invests $100 Billion to Prevent Shortages

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) announced Thursday it will increase investments in its production capabilities by $100 billion over the next three years — and raise prices on its chips — to handle “a structural and fundamental increase in underlying demand driven by key long-term growth megatrends including 5G and high-performance computing.”

Manual probe system for RF test of semiconductor silicon wafers. Selective focus.