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Bloomberg: Supply constraints are driving inflation

Prices are rising all over the world at a pace that hasn’t been seen in decades, and central banks have responded by lifting rates, writes Bloomberg. And according to a Federal Bank analysis, supply factors account for more than half of the current level of inflation,...

Counterfeit components thrive in time of shortened obsolescence

An article in EPS News claims that counterfeiters are trying to cash in on demand for older parts which are going through EOL (end of life) notifications. According to the article, the problem is getting worse by the trend for shorter periods between the announcement...

Hyundai to manufacture their own automotive chips

"Take back control!" A message often used by politicians is now being heeded by Hyundai, who recently announced they will be manufacturing their own chips to secure the own supply chain as it moves into the electric vehicle industry. EVs require an estimated 500 to...

Supercharged growth of mainland China: 19 of the world’s 20 fastest-growing chip companies, reports Bloomberg

Jun 24, 2022

19 of the world’s 20 fastest-growing chip companies in the past four quarters were from mainland China, compared with just eight in the same period last year, reports Bloomberg.

“China’s chip industry is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, after US sanctions on local champions from Huawei Technologies Co. to Hikvision spurred appetite for home-grown components,” says the report.

“That supercharged growth underscores how tensions between Washington and Beijing are transforming the global $550 billion semiconductor industry — a sector that plays an outsized role in everything from defense to the advent of future technologies like AI and autonomous cars. In 2020, the US began restricting sales of American technology to companies like Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. and Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., successfully containing their growth — but also fueling a boom in Chinese chip-making and supply.”

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