The global chip shortage could continue for a few more years Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said Monday during a virtual session of the Computex trade show in Taipei. With people working and attending school from home thanks to the pandemic, this has led to a period of strong demand for devices like smartphones and tablets that require semiconductors.
The U.S. hopes to become a major player in the business of supplying chips to electronics firms like TSMC
With two-thirds of advanced chips manufactured in Asia, the U.S. has been looking to become a semiconductor power itself. Intel’s Gelsinger says, “We plan to expand to other locations in the US and Europe, ensuring a sustainable and secure semiconductor supply chain for the world.” TSMC is also building as many as six production facilities in the U.S. over the next three years.
Will the U.S. eventually become a player in the chip industry? That is what the goal is, but it is still too early to say.