An employee inspects chips in the clean room of the Barcelona Institute for Microelectronics, March 3, 2022. - Photo: AFP
An employee inspects chips in the clean room of the Barcelona Institute for Microelectronics, March 3, 2022. - Photo: AFP

China’s semiconductor output shrinks as Covid-19 lockdowns disrupt production, crimp demand

  • The nation’s output of integrated circuits in April declined 12.1 per cent year on year to 25.9 billion units, the lowest since December 2020, according to official data
  • Some of the country’s largest manufacturers have seen their assembly lines paralysed by disrupted supply chains and clogged logistics

An employee inspects chips in the clean room of the Barcelona Institute for Microelectronics, March 3, 2022. - Photo: AFP
An employee inspects chips in the clean room of the Barcelona Institute for Microelectronics, March 3, 2022. - Photo: AFP
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