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TSMC tells US clients it can meet Pentagon security standards

World's top contract chipmaker navigates rift between Beijing and Washington

HSINCHU, Taiwan -- The chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chipmaker and a key Apple supplier, on Saturday said his company is willing to work with U.S. customers to help them abide by their government's security mandates when it comes to developing semiconductors for military and national security clients.

But Chairman Mark Liu's comments also shows the fine line TSMC is walking as it navigates U.S.-China tensions.

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