electronics

Major Taiwanese Chipmaker Invests $100 Billion to Prevent Shortages

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) announced Thursday it will increase investments in its production capabilities by $100 billion over the next three years — and raise prices on its chips — to handle “a structural and fundamental increase in underlying demand driven by key long-term growth megatrends including 5G and high-performance computing.”

Manual probe system for RF test of semiconductor silicon wafers. Selective focus.

Turkish President Erdogan Calls for Boycott of American Electronics

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against the United States on Tuesday and called for a boycott on American electronics to retaliate against the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel. It was not clear from Erdogan’s remarks if he plans to implement a government ban on U.S. electronics imports or merely wants Turks to refrain from buying them.

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