MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple

April 8th, 2021|

TAIPEI -- Production of some MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to the global component shortage, Nikkei Asia has learned, in a sign that even Apple, with its massive procurement power, is not immune [...]

Why semiconductors are as scarce as gold

April 8th, 2021|

A shortage of semiconductors is a continuing and major issue. The squeezed market is forcing manufacturers to slow down, weighing on recovery. And ongoing strong demand keeps the pressure on. A ramp-up of capital investment [...]

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 14.7% Year-to-Year in February

April 7th, 2021|

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were $39.6 billion for the month of February 2021, an increase of 14.7% over the February 2020 total of $34.5 billion, but 1.0% less than the January 2021 total of $40.0 billion.

Toyota Leads Losses After Renesas Fire Stokes Chip Crunch Fears

March 24th, 2021|

Japanese automaker shares fell Monday after a fire unexpectedly halted one of chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp.’s largest plants, exacerbating a growing global shortage of automotive semiconductors.