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Could the Geopolitical Climate Hamper the Semiconductor Supply Chain? – IoT World Today

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AI needs plentiful access to capable chips. But increasing tensions between the U.S. and China threaten to hamper the free flow of goods in the semiconductor industry.

  • Artificial intelligence needs access to a healthy supply of chips to fuel growth and new capabilities.
  • While historically China has been an important supplier in the chip industry, increasing U.S.-China tensions threaten the semiconductor supply chain.
  • As Internet of Things devices proliferate, particularly in edge environments tight chip supply potentially constrains growth.

International trade disputes as well as the battle between the U.S. and China for technology dominance are affecting the semiconductor industry as each country races to become the foremost semiconductor pioneer.

Chips power electronic devices, such as smartphones, computers, as well as cars, data center servers and gaming consoles. And the demand for semiconductors is increasing, even as the…

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