Microprocessor supply shortages will worsen. The world’s largest producer is fighting the pandemic and record drought.
Shortages in the supply of microprocessors continue to keep manufacturers from many industries awake at night. Not only companies producing electronic equipment, but also car manufacturers, for example, have too few of them. The problem is so big that it has become global.
Microprocessor supply shortages
Taiwan, the place where approximately 50% of of all microprocessors hitting the market is struggling with huge problems. The largest supplier of these components in the world is currently facing problems not only related to the coronavirus pandemic. The island is also experiencing the worst drought in 50 years, which is causing power outages that paralyze factories and problems in factories.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, one of the market leaders, announced that it uses 156,000 tonnes per day for production. tons of water. That’s as much as 60 Olympic swimming pools, according to CNN. The company announced that it will try to further increase the capacity to recycle water used in production processes.
Experts believe that the situation in Taiwan may further deepen the industry’s huge problems.