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Why Shortages of a $1 Chip Sparked Crisis in Global Economy
By Debby Wu and Takashi Mochizuki
April 5, 2021, 3:00 PM PDT
Updated on April 6, 2021, 6:59 AM PDT
Without a display driver chip, you can’t build your product
CEO says he can’t “see the light at the end of tunnel yet.”
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To understand why the $450 billion semiconductor industry has lurched into crisis, a helpful place to start is a one-dollar part called a display driver.
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