Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility for Renesas Electronics during a government-organised tour for journalists in Beijing, China on May 14, 2020. Photo: AP Photo Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility for Renesas Electronics during a government-organised tour for journalists in Beijing, China on May 14, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility for Renesas Electronics during a government-organised tour for journalists in Beijing, China on May 14, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
Semiconductors

How shortages of a US$1 chip are driving up the prices of TVs, laptop displays

  • Without a display driver, tech companies have trouble to build products ranging from televisions to game consoles
  • Firms that make these drivers cannot keep up with surging demand so prices are rising

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Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility for Renesas Electronics during a government-organised tour for journalists in Beijing, China on May 14, 2020. Photo: AP Photo Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility for Renesas Electronics during a government-organised tour for journalists in Beijing, China on May 14, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
Employees wearing protective equipment work at a semiconductor production facility for Renesas Electronics during a government-organised tour for journalists in Beijing, China on May 14, 2020. Photo: AP Photo
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