In the midst of an ongoing semiconductor shortage, the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) into Taiwan’s electronic factories is threatening to delay chip shipments even further.
The country, home to a number of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, is suffering from its first large outbreak of COVID-19. This has come against a backdrop of escalating warnings about the depth of the semiconductor shortage that’s hit everything from consumer electronics to cars. (Related: Chip shortage cripples car production amid high demand.)
Taiwanese chip-making plants closing due to infections
The increase in cases in Taiwan is starting to hit companies involved in the semiconductor industry.