Skill shortages could further exacerbate semiconductor shortages

The semiconductor shortage is one of the biggest and most persistent news stories in electronic hardware, and it has been going on for several years. We have been reporting on products affected by supply chain issues, including rising GPU prices, truck robberies, and severe DDR5 shortages that are unlikely to ease anytime soon. It even raised the price of the much-loved mini PC solution, the Raspberry Pi, for the first time ever. While companies have been working hard to develop more silicon production infrastructure, that may only be half the problem.

according to Nikkei Asia, skills shortages could be the next biggest barrier to semiconductor shortages. Taiwan is a hotspot for semiconductor production, with the world’s leading chipmaker TSMC claiming to have settled here.

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