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Taiwan’s Covid-19 Crisis Threatens Global Chip Supply

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Crisis Threatens Global Chip Supply
Having successfully kept the Covid-19 pandemic under control for over a year, Taiwan, the world's largest semiconductor producer, is seeing a sudden surge in infections, which may worsen the global chip shortage. Until early May, Taiwan had recorded zero cases of community transmission of coronavirus for eight months, but there has since been an exponential rise in cases threatening to trigger a lockdown. With only 1% of its population vaccinated and vaccine stocks fast depleting, Taiwan’s government now faces a health emergency, with the potential to disrupt the chip industry that dominates its economy and which is critical to an...


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