Semiconductor shortage

BE Semiconductor Expects Demand to Weaken Further

Chipmaking equipment supplier BE Semiconductor (BESI) on Thursday forecast a big drop in third-quarter revenue as soaring prices dampens demand. The maker of semiconductor assembly and packaging equipment said it expects its revenue to decline by 20 percent to 30 percent in the three months to Sept. 30 year-on-year, following a fall of 5.4 percent […]

Volkswagen to Develop New Semiconductor with STMicro Amid Chip Crunch

Germany’s Volkswagen and Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics will co-develop a new semiconductor amid a global microchip crunch that has strained the car industry’s supply chain, the companies said on Wednesday. The move illustrates how Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest carmaker, is striving to gain greater control over the supply of chips, found in ever greater number in new […]

How Digital Transformation Led to the Global Semiconductor Shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic altered the dynamic on a global scale, hitting all sectors and industries, be it public or private sectors. The overtake of the pandemic entered the world in a digital revolution no one had forecasted. Digital transformation directed the societies and industries towards a hasty adaptation of the new norm, altering every dynamic […]

U.S, E.U Will Seek to Head Off Subsidy Race Over Chip Production, Official Says

The United States and European Union will announce a joint effort to avert a “subsidy race” as they scramble to boost production of scarce semiconductor chips, a senior Biden administration official said. The move will be unveiled at the second meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), taking place on Sunday and Monday […]

The Shortage of Semiconductors in a Nutshell

Semiconductors power the modern world. They are tiny chips that hold the key to components in every electronic device we use today. Fridges, washing machines, laptops, cellphones, cars, and even military equipment and countrywide power grids are powered by a bit of chip no bigger than a toddler’s fingernail.  Even the machines that produce semiconductors […]

Automakers, Chip Firms Differ on When Semiconductor Shortage will Abate

Automakers, including General Motors, Ford Motor and Hyundai Motor, predict a near two-year chip constraint will ease in the second half of 2022, but automotive chipmakers, on the other hand, expect a recovery to take longer. During their quarterly results reporting over the past two weeks, GM CEO Mary Barra projected the semiconductor shortage would […]