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Chip giant TSMC says semiconductor shortage will last into 2022 

Chip giant TSMC says semiconductor shortage will last into 2022 

The world's biggest contract chipmaker, TSMC, says it is pushing hard to increase production but fears global supplies will continue to be restricted into 2022.Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said on Thursday it is doing all it can to reduce the worldwide chip shortage that hit so many industries throughout 2020 …

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India’s billion-dollar bait to global chip makers, who might take a pass

India’s billion-dollar bait to global chip makers, who might take a pass

(ATF) Stung by an acute shortage of semiconductors worldwide in the face of incessant demand for consumer electronics, India is angling toward self-sufficiency by enticing the who’s who of global high-tech to set up chip factories. Yet a lot of those hall-of-famers might end up staying offshore.The country has targeted …

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Biden vows action on semiconductor shortage, citing China threat

Biden vows action on semiconductor shortage, citing China threat

(ATF) US President Joe Biden convened a meeting of top chief executives on Monday to discuss the global semiconductor shortage, as analysts warned the chip squeeze would get worse.Biden, addressing the leaders of General Motors (GM), Google and Intel among others, said the US must build up its own infrastructure …

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MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple 

MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple 

(ATF) Production of some of Apple Inc’s MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to the global component shortage, despite the US tech giant’s buying clout.iPhone production has not yet been affected although the supply of some components for the devices is "quite tight", Nikkei Asia said on Thursday.Chip shortages …

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Global chip supply chain can’t take a punch, industry admits 

Global chip supply chain can’t take a punch, industry admits 

The global semiconductor supply chain is far from robust, a new study has revealed, and is especially vulnerable to natural disasters and escalating trade disputes.The paper from the US industry group says the vital sector is susceptible because suppliers have become concentrated in distinct regions, leaving not just the tech …

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Geely boss' Ecarx venture to provide high-tech chips for vehicles

Geely boss' Ecarx venture to provide high-tech chips for vehicles

(ATF) An automotive technology startup backed by internet giant Baidu and the chairman of Geely said on Tuesday it planned to supply much sought-after semiconductors through a joint venture (JV) with Arm China.Ecarx, founded in 2016, said the 7-nanometre (nm) chips would be used in smart cars and high-definition mapping …

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TSMC share price short-circuits over Intel’s $20 billion expansion plan 

TSMC share price short-circuits over Intel’s $20 billion expansion plan 

Shares in the world’s largest contract chip maker – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) – fell by just under 4% on Wednesday after American rivals Intel unveiled a $20 billion expansion plan.Taiwan's economy minister sought to downplay the impact of Intel’s announcement but TSMC’s stock dropped 3.9% over news …

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World's biggest chipmakers heading to the US

World's biggest chipmakers heading to the US

(ATF) The two biggest chipmakers in Asia are setting up shop in the United States. TSMC – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co – has got a legal go-ahead to build a semiconductor plant in Phoenix, and Samsung Electronics is headed in the same direction with similar multi-billion-dollar plans.Indeed, they might even …

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Huawei chip stockpile 'can't meet demand' for new premium phone

Huawei chip stockpile 'can't meet demand' for new premium phone

(ATF) The chip inventory that Huawei stockpiled before US sanctions hit full force and reserved for its new Mate X2 smartphone is likely not enough to cover consumer demand, judging by the phone’s pre-sale booking volume. Huawei launched the Mate X2 on Monday, which highlights the Chinese tech firm’s continued …

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Chip shortage crisis forces carmakers to face crashing new reality  

Chip shortage crisis forces carmakers to face crashing new reality  

Automakers are facing up to a harsh new truth – that when they say ‘jump’ not everyone listens anymore.Semiconductor manufacturers, faced with demanding clients amidst a global chip shortage, have been prioritising the tech firms over the car companies because they buy more advanced, higher-margin chips.This has forced car manufacturers, …

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