The drought in chip supplies has hit auto production, boosted electronics prices and fueled supply chain worries in capitals across the globe: chip shortages, industry executives say. required for chip manufacturing machines.
The wait for chipmaking machinery – one of the most complex and sophisticated in the world – has dragged on in recent months. At the beginning of the pandemic it took months from placing an order to receiving the device. That timeframe has stretched to two or three years in some cases, according to chip and device manufacturing executives. Executives said the delivery of previously placed orders also came late.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-chip-shortages-latest-worry-too-few-chips-for-chip-making-11651575601?mod=pls_whats_news_us_business_f Global Chip Shortage’s Latest Worry: Too Few Chips for Chip-Making