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Ukraine halts half of world’s neon output for chips, clouding outlook

Ukraine halts half of world’s neon output for chips, clouding outlook

Ukraine’s two leading suppliers of neon, which produce about half the world’s supply of the key ingredient for making chips, have halted their operations as Moscow has sharpened its attack on the country, threatening to raise prices and aggravate the semiconductor shortage.

The stoppage casts a cloud over the worldwide output of chips, already in short supply after the coronavirus pandemic drove up demand for cell phones, laptops and later cars, forcing some firms to scale back production.

I remember this being talked about possibly happening before fighting even broke out. Hopefully this is priced into the markets. I do however need a new video card and I suspect this is going to drive up the prices on them despite them already being ridiculously high…..

Submitted March 12, 2022 at 08:12AM by lh7884
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