Category: Industry News

Industry News: Global Governments Ramp Up Pace of Chip Investments

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The global race for countries to advance their own semiconductor capabilities and capacity is ramping up. The strategic significance of semiconductors and their ever-increasing importance for economic competitiveness and supply-chain resilience has become a focus for governments worldwide. Read more:

Industry News: Chip shortage continues

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As the chip shortage continues to impact the global electronics market, there has been a steady flow of articles describing the situation and how we got here. One of the best articles we have found is from Bloomberg. It provides excellent information on the evolving demand for chips, supply chain issues, the manufactures, and the end markets factors. To read all about it, visit:

www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-semiconductors-chips-shortage/

Industry News: Water shortage in Taiwan

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There is a growing concern about the water shortage in Taiwan and its possible impact on semiconductor manufacturing. For the semiconductor industry to continue operations, great efforts are currently being implemented. However, without significant rain in the next few months, the situation could constrain semiconductor manufacturing in Taiwan, seriously disrupting global supply chains. Read more about the shortage below:

https://www.eetimes.com/taiwan-chipmakers-prepare-for-drought/#

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-drought-semiconductors/chipmakers-in-drought-hit-taiwan-order-water-trucks-to-prepare-for-the-worst-idUSKBN2AO0G3

https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/taiwan-cuts-water-supply-tsmc-and-micron-chipmakers-say-they-have-sufficient-reserves/

Industry News: Automobile manufacturers are being hit hard by a global shortage in semiconductors

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This surprise shortage in semiconductors has severely impacted the automotive industry. This chip shortage has disrupted supply chains and operations around the world, resulting in temporary plant closures and employee furloughs at the industry’s largest automakers. One of the major factors causing these shortages is the high demands for chips in other consumer markets. Please read the following links for more details: