News Chip Manufacturers Stockpile Record Amount of Raw Materials to End Shortage

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What are the raw materials, in this context? Sand?
Assuming you're being cheeky here... =)
Silicon, plastic and copper appear to the most common, but other materials are also used:
Hafnium: A rare metal used most often in nuclear reactors. It speeds up CPUs.
Tantalum: Used on GPU transistors along with palladium to increase chip storage space.
Palladium
Potassium hydroxide: This chemical, also known as caustic potash, etches a circuit design onto the board.
Aluminum
Gold
Zinc
Iron
Nickel
 

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