As demand continues to grow, semiconductor companies are working hard to find a solution for the global chip shortage. According to CNBC, “The world’s largest contract chipmaker, TSMC, has committed to investing $100 billion over three years to ramp up production of its cutting-edge silicon wafers, which are used to make a variety of chips.” Who else is investing billions? Read about it here.
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:
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:
- Chip shortage snarls auto output worldwide — (Automotive News)
- How the Global Chip Shortage Is Impacting Japan’s Carmakers — (Bloomberg)
- Major Taiwan chipmakers to assign capacity for car use — (Taipei Times)