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China’s power crunch affects semiconductor companies with local facilities

China is dealing with an energy crunch due to constrained coal supplies and carbon emission-related power cuts. As a result, semiconductor companies with facilities in the region have dealt with operational disruptions.

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Wayward balloon causes brief power outage affecting multiple European chipmakers

Last month, a foil balloon temporarily knocked out power across Dresden, Germany. As a result, facilities maintained by Infineon Technologies, Bosch, and GlobalFoundries in the area were affected.

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Chipmakers ramp up development of SiC, GaN parts amid global EV push

Industry analysts expect the electric vehicle market to expand to $725 billion by 2026, up from $171 billion last year. Chipmakers are working to fuel the segment’s explosive growth by developing new silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) components.

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COVID-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia exacerbates global chip shortage

A recent surge in coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia has exacerbated the global chip shortage, especially within the auto industry. As a result, the reconfiguration of the global electronic components supply chain has been affected.

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Google developing CPUs in-house for its 2023 Chromebook and tablets

Google is reportedly developing Arm-based custom processors to power the next generation of its Chromebooks and tablet computers, which are set for release in 2023. However, the Big Tech giant’s strategy might be affected by changing the electronic components industry.

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Sourcengine can ship robust, high-performance microprocessors worldwide

Sourcengine has the microprocessors electronics manufacturers need in stock and available for shipment around the globe thanks to its many supplier relationships and global logistics network.

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European Union wants Chips Act to bolster domestic semiconductor sector

The European Commission declared its intention to support an advanced domestic semiconductor ecosystem via the European Chips Act. Recently, Intel, TSMC, and Samsung have expressed interest in establishing capacity in the region.

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How Our Product Managers are Helping Realize Sourcengine's Vision

Every employee at Sourceability has a unique job that helps bring the company’s vision to life, and our product managers are no different. From empathizing with our customers to creating tools that solve their challenges, our PMs are hard at work making all of Sourceability’s products the best they can be. Today, we want to highlight a few ways our PMs bring Sourceability’s vision to life.

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Vietnamese semiconductor industry to reach $6.16 billion in value by 2024

Technavio, a market research company, expects Vietnam’s semiconductor industry will reach $6.16 billion in value by 2024. The country’s domestic chip sector is growing at a healthy rate due to robust government and corporate investments.

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Sourcengine hosts many high-quality capacitors from KEMET and Cornell Dubilier

Sourcengine is now hosting a wide selection of high-quality capacitors from KEMET and Cornell Dubilier. These high-performance passives are available for immediate delivery to help manufacturers overcome their global chip shortage-related challenges.

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