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Western Digital and Kioxia NAND output curtailed by materials contamination

Western Digital and Kioxia faced materials contamination at two jointly operated NAND factories in Japan. As a result, the flash memory market will likely see availability and pricing changes soon.

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Sourcengine Q1 2022 lead time report highlights

Sourcengine releases a new comprehensive lead time report every quarter. For Q1 2022, our forecast provides pricing and availability data on a range of electronic components.

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The Sourcengine Engineer’s Scholarship

Sourcengine wants to help one college or university engineering student access to educational resources needed to identify and address the semiconductor industry’s biggest challenges.

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Where to Buy Electronic Components Online

For professional buyers, purchasing electronic components online offers several benefits not available through traditional supply chain channels. But only if they engage with the world of e-commerce in a way that addresses their business.

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Semiconductor Industry News - May 2022 Update

After years of debilitating shortages, market analysts expect the world’s silicon wafer capacity to rise by 8.7 percent in 2022 as ten new fabs go online. And several Chinese technology companies with different areas of focus have placed orders for advanced semiconductors with TSMC.

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Semiconductor industry kicks off 2022 with COVID production disruptions and rising chip prices

The semiconductor industry has started 2022 by facing new COVID-related manufacturing disruptions and component price increases. But this year also looks to be the start of the sector's recovery phase.

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Qualcomm launches new gaming console processor, pursuing supplier diversity

Qualcomm recently moved to break into the gaming market with its Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 mobile device SoC. The chipmaker is also working to diversify its supply chain to prevent future component shortages.

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BMW, Stellantis make deals with chipmakers for supply chain stability

BMW and Stellantis recently signed deals with component manufacturers and foundry service providers to ensure they had a steady supply of microelectronics. Other major carmakers, including Ford, have adopted the same strategy to combat the global chip shortage.

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Samsung selects Taylor, Texas as location for $17 billion chip factory

Samsung announced it would establish a $17 billion cutting-edge chip fab in Taylor, Texas. Once operational in 2024, the plant will produce 5G, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, and mobile device components.

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Chinese semiconductor production fell in October due global chip shortage

In October, Chinese component output dropped by several hundred million units, likely due to the impact of the global chip shortage. However, local leaders and manufacturers are working on expanding regional production capacity significantly.

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