I imagine they do. Things have changed quite rapidly since 2004 and things may have changed. At the time, this small little story spurred a lot of calls from FSA, Applied and what not. There was a guy from TI who I quoted who was livid with the panel becasue TI wanted to use SMIC to produce their newest devices and enth of the rate Taiwan was going to charge.
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