Russia-Ukraine tensions could affect chip supply

14 February, 2022

Courtesy of ICRT


A market analyst is warning that the supply chain of Taiwan's small and medium-sized semiconductor chipmakers could be interrupted as a result of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.


Both countries are key suppliers of raw materials.


Market analysts are worried that tensions in the region may lead to a reduction of critical raw materials exported from Russia and Ukraine used in the manufacture of chips.


Those materials include palladium, neon, and C4F6.


While big companies such as TSMC might be able to secure supplies of those key materials, there are fears that smaller chipmakers here in Taiwan may find themselves unable to do the same.

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