Taiwan-China tensions a reminder to tech: diversify chip manufacturers

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TORONTO — Canada's technology industry says flaring tensions between China and Taiwan are reminding companies how important it is to seek a broader range of sources for semiconductors — and to invest in the sector. Relations between the two Asian countries have become increasingly tense in recent months as China, in a show of power, carried out military drills around Taiwan, home to the world's largest contract microchip maker. If tensions persist and move beyond a drill, deliveries of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)'s semiconductors, known as chips, to big-name brands could slow or be halted. TSMC chips power...