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Texas Power Shortages Disrupt Fabs in Austin Area

The commodity chip supply chain suffered another major disruption after Texas reported widespread power shortages and rolling blackouts.

Renesas Factory Shutdown Creates Additional Uncertainty for Automakers

On Feb. 13, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the coast of Japan injuring 48 people in the Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. This resulted in Renesas’ Naka factory being hit with a temporary blackout.

SSD Market Projections for 2021

SSD supply follows cyclical market demand and production for memory modules. But a Q3 shortage could result from allocation issues and material shortages

Semiconductor Shortages Causing Automakers to Cut Production for Early 2021

Semiconductor shortages are wreaking havoc on the already stunted automotive industry, preventing its recovery.

The Surging Demand for Chips is Creating Problems Across Industries

Elsie Neoh, a commodity manager at Fusion Worldwide, reports chip customers usually place bulk orders well ahead of time, but fulfillment is taking much longer than usual.

Fire at Walsin Plant Renews Concerns over MLCC Shortages

A Walsin production plant, the main hub for the company’s MLCC and chip resistors, caught fire on Jan. 13.

ABF Substrate Shortages Project Further Constraints into 2021

ABF substrate suppliers are trying to increase production in the coming months, but backlogs and lead times could extend into late 2021.

Tech Cold War Continues Brewing as US blacklists China-based SMIC

The blacklist of China-based SMIC is poised to disrupt the semiconductor industry, affecting the global ecosystem of foundries.

Wafer Shortage to Continue in Q1 2021 as IC Market Impact Grows

The 8-inch (200mm) wafer shortage continues to disrupt the semiconductor market – and is expected to continue into Q1 2021.

The Release of Filecoin Could Mean Product Shortages in the Semiconductor Industry

The semiconductor industry is in for a splash with the upcoming release of Filecoin, a block-chain based digital storage system.

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