TSMC revenue goes up amid chip shortage

16 July 2021
The shortage will continue throughout 2021 and probably 2022.

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  • Anonymous

CptPower, 16 Jul 2021Well soon or later when will be mineral and other natural a... moreBy that time mining on other planets could be started.

  • Anonymous

Dont they recycle old unused chips rather than be buried under ground?

Wish there is more competition though, so we won't end up with some favorite brand missing new chips, basically increasing also price of other devices.

OhNom, 16 Jul 2021It is not 99.9999999999%, it is 99.9999999%, it is not manu... more i read somewhere Japan outsource to China, Australia an other countries with in expensive electricity. but my Point is if Japan supply is small it will affect these semiconductor companies and hence cause chip shortage.

CptPower, 16 Jul 2021Nothing is more abudant than water, sand and soil. "Nothing is more abundant than water, sand and soil."

Good thing that you already understood, if there is nothing more abundant than soil, it means that silicon is very abundant, since it is 1/4 of the SOIL, only oxygen exceeds silicon in abundance of elements

Hemedans, 16 Jul 2021but only Japan can refine it for smaller NM manufacturing p... moreIt is not 99.9999999999%, it is 99.9999999%, it is not manufacturing, it is refining, since it is China that extracts most of the world's silicon, Japan does not refine it either, it only manufactures the necessary machines to do it, but nothing of This has to do with the comment that I responded, which was that companies are going to regret finishing the silicon

OhNom, 16 Jul 2021Silicon is the most abundant material in the earth's crustbut only Japan can refine it for smaller NM manufacturing process. so these semiconductor companies need materials, its Not easy to make silicon 99.9999999999% pure.

  • Anonymous

Nice to hear the US and China working together in these turbulent times.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jul 2021Everything has an end.Literally no. You have no idea how big the planet is if you think the amount of silicon we have in this planet is finite in any important way.

The universe is literally infinite and we get an idea of it by the amount of silicon we find in this planet. The whole "we have plenty of problems here what do you do by launching rockets into space" comes from the idea that we live in a finite universe.

We literally don't and all our problems start *because* we delay the opening up of said infinity (by sending ships into space and then having them return w cargo). The sooner we become open into the possibility that all our problems are solvable once we tap the infinite resources of the universe, the sooner our problems will go away (most of them anyhow)...

  • Anonymous

OhNom, 16 Jul 2021Silicon is the most abundant material in the earth's crustEverything has an end.

Anonymous, 16 Jul 2021No way we are getting silicon shortage though.But we get.
Everything slowly creating doom for our civilization.
To gather one material we needs others.
I.E. all and every technology is conected in a small measures.

Anonymous, 16 Jul 2021No way we are getting silicon shortage though.Nothing is more abudant than water, sand and soil.

CptPower, 16 Jul 2021Well soon or later when will be mineral and other natural a... moreSilicon is the most abundant material in the earth's crust

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 16 Jul 2021Well soon or later when will be mineral and other natural a... moreNo way we are getting silicon shortage though.

The question is, did they wilfully sell slots they knew didn't exist so they could boost the price per wafer by 2-300%?

Well soon or later when will be mineral and other natural and from nature resources shortage on planet most companies will waish.
Every story will end.