Nio slashes delivery forecast
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 12:38

Nio slashes delivery forecast


Blames semiconductor supply shortage 

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio slashed its delivery forecast for the third quarter this year due to uncertain and volatile semiconductor supplies.

Bosch board bloke believes semiconductor supply chains are borked
Published in News


At least in the car industry


German technology and engineering group Bosch has concluded that the semiconductor supply chains in the automotive industry are reaching chocolate teapot status.

Samsung takes chunk out of Chipzilla
Published in News
Monday, 23 August 2021 12:09

Samsung takes chunk out of Chipzilla


Number one semiconductor manufacturer

Based on revenue, Samsung Electronics has reclaimed the number one semiconductor manufacturer spot on the back of a strong Q2 2021, according to the latest IC Insight's The McClean Report, which investigates the state of the semiconductor industry in several areas.

Volvo stalls on chip shortage
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 12:21

Volvo stalls on chip shortage


Down for a week

Inventor of the seat belt, Volvo, has temporarily stopped production at its Swedish plant in Gothenburg due to the shortage of semiconductor chips.

Criminals flog fake chips. Vendors buy into the scams
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Chip crisis hits new high. Or low

As if shortages in semiconductors weren't enough to give car manufacturers, computer manufacturers, medical manufacturers and others a case of the screaming heebie-jeebies, it seems some  vendors have bought into an international scam to sell fake chips to put into their devices.

Chinese technology outfit reaches 7-nm standard
Published in Transportation


Aiming for car industry

A Chinese technology firm has announced that it developed a 7-nanometer auto chip that could supplement the country's auto chip supplies.

Chip shortage could lead to fake components
Published in PC Hardware


Check under the bonnet to see if you have the real thing 

The global chip shortage could see suppliers using fake components or be forced to shut down their production lines.

US close to giving big chip companies $52 billion
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Fear the Chinese 

A group of US senators are close to unveiling a $52-billion proposal that would significantly boost US semiconductor chip production and research over five years.

South Korea pouring billions into chip development
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$450 billion

It is starting to look like a chip race is looming, now that South Korea unveiled ambitious plans to spend roughly $450 billion to build the world's biggest chipmaking base over the next decade.

US leaning on TSMC to supply carmakers with chips
Published in Transportation


Save our car industry before anyone else

The US Commerce Department is pressuring Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and other Taiwanese firms to prioritise US carmakers to ease chip shortages in the near term.