The global chip shortage has been an issue of increasing concern for the technology industry (even aroused the attention of the President of the United States) because it began to affect the production of more and more products, from cars to graphics cards to game consoles.To learn more about all the factors that contributed to the shortage, please read Bloombergfailure. It digs into factors such as the demand caused by the pandemic, and the few companies that can actually produce chips that can power our digital lives.
One of the most interesting features of this article is the interactive graphics, which shows the customers and industries using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). It provides a good understanding of the scale of manufacturing bottlenecks and the potential downstream bottleneck effects in the consumer electronics component pipeline. The dominant force. You may learn some new things from it. For example, the scale of Texas Instruments may be surprising, and many of the companies are related to calculators.
The article also explores more obscure but equally important factors, such as delivery time and inventory planning. Although the depth is great, Bloomberg The article still manages to show the interaction between all global events and the companies involved, surprisingly clear, which is why it is worth reading.