News COVID Resurgence in Taiwan Raises Concerns Over TSMC's Production

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Famine: Cryptocurrency mining/farming
In TSMC's context, famine would be water and power outages.

Scalpers and miners snatching nearly everything they possibly can and AIBs marking things off from the production lines to get their slice of the markup pie would be more like gluttony. Normal people just trying to get a single reasonably priced GPU for themselves are split between wrath and envy.
 

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Every time one might think the chip apocalypse might be almost over, another horseman shows up.
It would almost appear that they were deliberately causing these problems to keep the prices up. I remeber when the cheap Durions etc were as low as 30-40 in cost.

They are talking of ramping up production, but wasn't it just last month they were crying about China and Rare earth materials not being available.

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If one says they are ramping up production with Billions in investment, and thus increasing production then in the next breath complain about raw material availability, one might think this is deliberate, and a point to inflate prices.
 

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In TSMC's context, famine would be water and power outages.

Scalpers and miners snatching nearly everything they possibly can and AIBs marking things off from the production lines to get their slice of the markup pie would be more like gluttony. Normal people just trying to get a single reasonably priced GPU for themselves are split between wrath and envy.
However, though Nvidia shows disgust for this process of using cards as Mining tools, they are over the moon. The locking of Bios's etc to stop this process is the equivalent of virtue signaling to their loyal fan base to make them look good, and stay loyal for Longer.

Further more, this type of over demand leads to Inflated prices and Bubbles, and all manufacturers welcome such things as it means higher profits.

Almost seems like a cartel of Fabrication companies conviniently using COVID and other natural problems to create more artificial ones. Maybe its a plea for help, now that Joe Biden is investing so much into Semiconductor companies to bring back production to the US. <<Removed by moderator>>
 
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Given the spread of COVID-19 around the globe, the lack of vaccines in many places (or a willingness to receive them), any sufficiently large gathering of humanoids is going to result in (local) outbreaks. Kind of the way a virus works.

Supply chains, transportation, fabs, etc are all such places. Only logical to see impacted production issues and consequential delays/shortages due to demand.

TSMC is certainly not alone in this regard.
 

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