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How Rising Inflation is Disrupting the Electronics Components Supply Chain

The worldwide inflation trend is causing problems in the electronic components supply chain by making parts more expensive and harder to procure. But mitigation methods exist to help OEMs, CMs, and EMS providers overcome the new challenge.

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What the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain Could Look Like in 2030

The U.S.-China trade war, COVID-19, and the global chip shortage introduced major changes to the electronic components supply chain. The shifts brought about by recent events will create a very different semiconductor ecosystem by 2030.

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Why So Many Tech Companies Want to Develop Their Own Semiconductors

Large technology companies across the world have started developing their own semiconductors. Here’s a look at why that’s happening and how it could impact smaller OEMs.

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Samsung Plans to Establish a $17B US Manufacturing Facility

Samsung is looking to build a $17 billion manufacturing facility in the U.S. The new factory will help shore up supply chain routes and prevent future disruptions like that currently felt throughout the industry.

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SMIC Supply Partners Secure US Approval to Sell Chipmaker Mature Node Equipment

SMIC's supply partners have secured U.S. approval to work with the semiconductor industry giant once again. This bodes well for the industry overall as it attempts to rebound from a drastic shortage in 2021.

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TSMC to Establish $177M R&D Center in Japan, Raising Funds to Expand Production Capacity

TSMC will establish a new R&D facility in Japan to continue research on 3D integrated circuit (3DIC) technology. The state-of-the-art complex will be located in Tsukuba.

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Renesas Suspends Operations at Ibaraki Factory Following 7.3 Earthquake

Renesas shut down its Ibaraki Factory on Saturday after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. Thankfully, no fatalities have been reported. However, the shutdown for safety measures is one more setback in the global semiconductor shortage.

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China Forms Semiconductor Development Standards Committee

China has formed a new committee to standardize the country's semiconductor development. Its primary agenda? The drafting of unified guidelines for developing future high-performance microchips.

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Intel Increases Investment in Vietnam by $475M for Cutting-Edge Semiconductor Plant

Intel is building out its IPV fabrication and test facility located in Vietnam. The semiconductor giant's total investment to date is $1.5B in the cutting-edge plant, which is strategically situated outside of current tariff war disputes..

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Sigurd Microelectronics Acquires UTAC Taiwan, Opens Possibility of New Supply Chain Routes to N. America and Beyond

Sigurd, an OSAT, is set to acquire UTAC Taiwan for $165 million. The merger will open up new supply chain routes for both N. America and China.

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