Employees make chips at a Jiejie Semiconductor Company factory in Nantong, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. Photo: AFP
Employees make chips at a Jiejie Semiconductor Company factory in Nantong, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. Photo: AFP

China’s semiconductor output drops again in October, signalling bottlenecks amid global chip shortage

  • Integrated circuit output fell by 300 million units to 30.1 billion in October, but production was up 22 per cent year on year
  • Disrupted supply chains have hurt efforts to increase production capacity at foundries across China, including new projects from SMIC

Employees make chips at a Jiejie Semiconductor Company factory in Nantong, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. Photo: AFP
Employees make chips at a Jiejie Semiconductor Company factory in Nantong, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. Photo: AFP
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