Pandemic-related supply chain shortages are still in full effect — and in some cases, worsening.
There are people definitely accumulating chips who-knows-where in the supply chain, says Dr. Mark Liu, chairman of the world's largest foundry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), in a recent interview with TIME.
After a surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition announcements in the second half of 2020, the strong M&A momentum carried into the beginning of 2021, with purchase agreements for chip companies, business units, product lines, and related assets reaching a total value of $15.8 billion in 1Q21, setting a record-high level for the first quarter of a year, reports ICInsights.
Reports of 'fly-by-night' electronics sellers increase risk of buying counterfeit
t hard by a shift in production by the world’s largest MLCC manufacturers who are focusing on a seemingly insatiable demand for smaller, lower voltage – and in some way – lower performance MLCCs, says EPSNews.
During the period of unprecedented shortage and demand, it comes as no surprise that prices are rising among the big players.
TrendForce forecasts that the average DRAM price in the fourth quarter will begin to fall, and some products with excessive inventory will fall by more than 5%, and the overall average DRAM price will fall by 3-8%.
The amount of time it’s taking for chip-starved companies to get orders filled stretched to 21 weeks in August, reports Bloomberg, indicating the shortages that have crippled car production and held back growth in the electronics industry are getting worse.
A Japanese test house found that 30% of the parts they checked were faulty, according to a report in GizChina.
Global markets are already seeing an increase in prices for component and electronics as a result of the ongoing chip production crisis, but there is another negative effect that semiconductor shortages are having: a flood of fake, substandard chips, says...
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