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The Shortage Of Integrated Circuit Chips

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Friday, May 7, 2021 5:28 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


It sounds like this problem will be going on for a while.


Last year during Libtard Lockdowns, travel was strangled by Libtards, and car rental agencies sold of more than half of their fleets. Now that travel is returning, these companies are trying to buy new cars, but they cannot because car companies cannot make the cars due to chip shortages. One Company, I think Ford, reported that their total production for the year will only be 50% of what it had planned on, because they cannot get chips.


The Texas power outtage caused months of further delay in the wafers, on which the chips are built.

The Suez Canal blockage ship containers were confiscated under salvage rights.

These chip factories cost about $10Billion to build, taking years to complete. Of 4 currently being built, 2 are in AZ.




From another thread:

Has anybody heard of the delivery delay of computer chips?

Apparently there is a 60 week delay for delivery of chips, needed for new routers, and for Ford vehicles, and iPads.

There is long delay for silicon wafers, which are needed to make the chips.
Chip factories cost about $10 Billion to built, and take 2 years. 4 are known to be building now, but those results are 2 years away. At least 2 of those plants are being built in Arizona.


So now, at least one container on the Evergiven was full of Routers. And Egypt has claimed the container as salvage, after dislodging the ship. So unknown amount of delay for that.


Some kind of memory chip, sounds like "dacks" had a factory fire in October in China. And another auto chip plant had a fire last year in Tokyo.


Apparently all this causes great delays in Wireless communications, 5G, etc.





And another post from that thread:
I should probably start a new thread on this IC Chip shortage, it seems like it will last awhile.

Copied from another thread:
Quote:

Originally posted:
Samsung's Austin fab was offline for more than a month after it was shut down due to power outages during the freeze.

About 71,000 wafers were affected by production disruptions, said Han Jinman, executive vice-president of Samsung’s memory chip business. He estimated the wafer loss is equivalent to $268 million to $357 million.

Semiconductor fabs are typically operational 24 hours a day for years on end. Each batch of wafers — a thin slice of semiconductor used for the fabrication of integrated circuits — can take 45 to 60 days to make, so a shutdown of any length can mean a loss of weeks of work. Restoring a fab is also a complicated process, and even in the best of circumstances can take a week.

The Samsung fab was one of a number of Austin's largest industrial power users that was ordered by the city to idle or shut down operations the week of Feb.15, as millions of Texas homes and businesses lost electricity and the state's power grid came close to a total shutdown.

NXP Semiconductors was also among the facilities that were shut down in February, as its two Austin fabrication facilities were offline for nearly a month. In March, the company estimated the shutdown would result in a $100 million loss in revenue and a month of wafer production.

The product loss and fab shutdown also came as Samsung considers Austin for a significant expansion.

In early February, officials confirmed the region is one of several locations being considered for a more than $17 billion state-of-the-art chip plant. The company is also considering locations including New York and Arizona.

It remains to be seen if the freeze could have an effect on Austin's chances of winning the facility. Company officials declined to comment on whether Central Texas is still under consideration, or when the company might make a decision.

More at https://www.statesman.com/story/business/2021/04/30/austin-fab-shutdow
n-during-texas-freeze-cost-samsung-millions/4891405001
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Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:23 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two


According to Razat Gaurav, CEO of supply chain software and analytics firm Llamasoft, “This is a classic example of the bullwhip effect... Small changes in demand, as they propagate further upstream in the value chain, the variability, and the volatility grows dramatically.”

There’s no easy fix for this crisis. There is only what should have been done sooner, and what can be done now. Many automakers, like Toyota and Tesla, began making chips in-house some time ago. Automakers like Hyundai caught wind of the looming shortage and started stockpiling chips months ago.

For most companies, the best way to get through a future crisis is to cultivate strong, stable relationships with their suppliers. It is essential to ensure that your business is working with experienced, trustworthy suppliers whose core aligns with your business’s needs. No more going to the lowest bidder for chips and then hoping that when there is a problem another chip supplier will come along to rescue you from your mistake of choosing the low bidder. They were low because they can't be trusted.

www.mau.com/workforce-insights/the-2021-semiconductor-chip-shortage-wh
at-why-and-whats-next


The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:10 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by second:
According to Razat Gaurav, CEO of supply chain software and analytics firm Llamasoft, “This is a classic example of the bullwhip effect... Small changes in demand, as they propagate further upstream in the value chain, the variability, and the volatility grows dramatically.”

There’s no easy fix for this crisis. There is only what should have been done sooner, and what can be done now. Many automakers, like Toyota and Tesla, began making chips in-house some time ago. Automakers like Hyundai caught wind of the looming shortage and started stockpiling chips months ago.

For most companies, the best way to get through a future crisis is to cultivate strong, stable relationships with their suppliers. It is essential to ensure that your business is working with experienced, trustworthy suppliers whose core aligns with your business’s needs. No more going to the lowest bidder for chips and then hoping that when there is a problem another chip supplier will come along to rescue you from your mistake of choosing the low bidder. They were low because they can't be trusted.

www.mau.com/workforce-insights/the-2021-semiconductor-chip-shortage-wh
at-why-and-whats-next

Are you ill?

It appears you have made a post which is on topic, with pertinent information.

Are you feeling OK? Have you rejected your Libtard Card? Have you been checked for covid?

Thanks for the post.


I am wondering how much effect there will be from having no chip-making facilities in America (Canada, USA, Mexico - or even Central or South America).

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:48 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Not strictly chips, but a bunch of shortages all of a sudden.


Lord Darth Obiden & Bama are desperate to crank up energy prices, so some of their goons did a cyber attack on a major pipeline, which supplies 50% of the East Coast fuel.


Little Caesar's Pizza has a shortage of chicken wings, so each store only gets rationed about half of what they need each week, so they run out on Saturday or Sunday each week.

Dollar Tree has been unable to get milk for weeks (about 7 Dollar Tree stores in my town, all out). But that might be a fuction of rising costs of milk, beyond $1.

A number of other items I see or heard reported, can't recall right now.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:51 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Little Caesar's Pizza has a shortage of chicken wings, so each store only gets rationed about half of what they need each week, so they run out on Saturday or Sunday each week.



If I were manager I'd only have wings on Friday and Saturday night, and maybe any big game nights in between until this is all over.



That's really all I have to say right now. Still sitting on a huge bag of I Told You So's for all the Biden* voters.

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Give me liberty or just come shoot me in my house. I'm so over this ridiculous reality.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:48 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Little Caesar's Pizza has a shortage of chicken wings, so each store only gets rationed about half of what they need each week, so they run out on Saturday or Sunday each week.

If I were manager I'd only have wings on Friday and Saturday night, and maybe any big game nights in between until this is all over.

That's really all I have to say right now. Still sitting on a huge bag of I Told You So's for all the Biden* voters.

I'm thinking there is only 1 Libtard left around here. And he is illiterate - I know, redundant.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:59 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Little Caesar's Pizza has a shortage of chicken wings, so each store only gets rationed about half of what they need each week, so they run out on Saturday or Sunday each week.



If I were manager I'd only have wings on Friday and Saturday night, and maybe any big game nights in between until this is all over.

That's really all I have to say right now. Still sitting on a huge bag of I Told You So's for all the Biden* voters.

The ongoing plague may have distracted from it for some, but the southern US suffered record cold and volatile weather conditions all winter, most visibly during the Texas freeze and energy blackouts. There is a direct link between the chicken wing shortage and the weather.

If the market requires 10 percent more chicken wings to satisfy new consumer demand, that means 10 percent more overgrown chickens. There are no GMO chickens with 4 wings. Demand for chicken reached its highest levels in years, and reserves are at the lowest levels seen in a decade. NOW is the time to price gouge wing eaters. There will never be a better time. Restaurants are charging “market price” for a plate of buffalo wings, as if they were Maryland blue crabs.
www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/operations/massive-chicken-wing-short
age-brewing


The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:59 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Wings have been a ripoff ever since BW3 became a thing. Fuck BW3.

Wings at at almost any dive bar used to always be a tasty steal before they came around and fucked all of that up.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:55 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at https://www.mediafire.com/two


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Not strictly chips, but a bunch of shortages all of a sudden.

Lord Darth Obiden & Bama are desperate to crank up energy prices, so some of their goons did a cyber attack on a major pipeline, which supplies 50% of the East Coast fuel.

Ransomware: Nothing New To See Here

The Wall Street Journal reports on the malware attack that shut down the Colonial pipeline late last week:

While ransomware has been a challenge for small businesses for years, a confluence of factors have emboldened attackers in the past year, culminating in the shutdown Friday of a critical gasoline pipeline to the U.S. East Coast. The pipeline’s operator, Colonial Pipeline Co., now says service could be offline until week’s end, threatening to raise prices at the pump for millions of Americans.

How soon we forget. The NotPetya malware attack happened four years ago and shut down operations at the Maersk shipping line for more than two weeks. Adam Banks, head of technology at Maersk, describes what happened:

Two years on, Banks is willing to outline the scale of the destruction he encountered as what later become known as the NotPetya malware took hold and the company’s operations ground to a halt. “All end-user devices, including 49,000 laptops and print capability, were destroyed,” he says. “All of our 1,200 applications were inaccessible and approximately 1,000 were destroyed. Data was preserved on back-ups but the applications themselves couldn’t be restored from those as they would immediately have been re-infected. Around 3,500 of our 6,200 servers were destroyed — and again they couldn’t be reinstalled.”

The cyber-attack also hit communications. All fixed line phones were inoperable due to the network damage and, because they'd been synchronized with Outlook, all contacts had been wiped from mobiles — severely hampering any kind of coordinated response.

....Banks is candid about the breadth of the impact: “There was 100% destruction of anything based on Microsoft that was attached to the network.”

Maersk was able to recover only thanks to a wild bit of good luck: an uninfected directory file from their office in Nigeria. Even at that, though, the effect on shipping was a hundred times greater than the Suez Canal blockage earlier this year, and the damage to Maersk clocked in at about $300 million.

The NotPetya attack also hit WPP, Merck, Rosneft, Saint-Gobain, DHL, Cadbury's, JNPT, FedEx, and others. Total damage has been estimated at around $10 billion.

Technically, NotPetya wasn't a ransomware attack because the payload had been altered so that the files it encrypted couldn't be decrypted at all by anyone. But that's a tiny difference. We've known for a long time just how destructive this stuff can be on both small companies and the largest of multinational corporations. Nothing that happened this year taught us anything new.

https://jabberwocking.com/ransomware-nothing-new-to-see-here/

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:48 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Not strictly chips, but a bunch of shortages all of a sudden.


Lord Darth Obiden & Bama are desperate to crank up energy prices, so some of their goons did a cyber attack on a major pipeline, which supplies 50% of the East Coast fuel.


Little Caesar's Pizza has a shortage of chicken wings, so each store only gets rationed about half of what they need each week, so they run out on Saturday or Sunday each week.

Dollar Tree has been unable to get milk for weeks (about 7 Dollar Tree stores in my town, all out). But that might be a fuction of rising costs of milk, beyond $1.

A number of other items I see or heard reported, can't recall right now.

I heard news that states all over the Eastern Seaboard have gas stations without gas. With 70-80% of gas stations without fuel to sell.

Big Tech Media seems to be downplaying such crisis.
https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/gas-prices-top-3-know-122557824.html

I hear that prices are not shyrocketing, but over 70% of gas retailers are out of gas. Supply & Demand would dictate that prices would need to be higher, to reduce demand. The lack of this occurance must mean some government intrusion regulation prohibiting Supply & Demand formulas.

That link says gas monitoring sites have gone off-line due to overwhelming hits.
https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/gas-prices-top-3-know-122557824.html


11 States have shortages.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/colonial-pipeline-gas-shortages-wi
den-state-by-state-breakdown


https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/05/12/gas-shortages-str
etch-to-11-states-large-swaths-of-the-carolinas-georgia-and-virginia-go-dry/?sh=2487090b144e


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gas-shortages-spread-to-more-s
tates/ar-BB1gFgmK

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:08 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


That's because Biden* is President*. Everything is wonderful!*

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Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:11 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
That's because Biden* is President*. Everything is wonderful!*

Obamination is creaming his jeans. Or golf pants.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:17 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


News said that GM is restarting 6 vehicle lines after getting some chips. But only their high-demand models, so I guess rental agencies are still SOL. Camaro, trucks, and SUVs.


Funny how Volt isn't on that list. Reports are that 20% of electric vehicle owners are planning to switch to gas powered vehicles.

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Monday, August 30, 2021 2:39 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I noticed that yet another copycat thread was posted on this topic, by the usual copycat.



http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=18&tid=64475

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Monday, August 30, 2021 5:19 PM

DREAMTROVE


meet crypto, solution to world economic collapse

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Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:38 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Seems a bit surprising that this is still a problem.

Lord Darth Word Salad seems to be strangling this like his mentor strangled the economy.

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