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Stark-Watzinger wants to expand semiconductor cooperation with Taiwan

Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger wants to expand cooperation with Taiwan in semiconductor, hydrogen and battery research. “Germany is very strong in basic research, Taiwan very strong in application and transfer,” the FDP politician said Wednesday at the end of her two-day visit to Taipei. Asked about possible plans of the semiconductor manufacturer TSMC, she referred to the responsibility of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and the Chancellery. But of course, she said, there was a great deal of interest in this. There is a desire to build a chip infrastructure in Germany and Europe, she said. “Taiwan can be a role model and partner in this.”

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