A 300 mm  silicon wafer at the Globalfoundries chip fab in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Bloomberg
A 300 mm silicon wafer at the Globalfoundries chip fab in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Bloomberg

Chip shortage risks becoming a glut in 2023 as fabs scramble to add capacity, say analysts

  • There is potential for overcapacity in 2023 as larger-scale fab expansions come online towards the end of 2022, according to IDC Research
  • The semiconductor industry is highly cyclical, running through a peak-to-trough cycle every 4 to 6 years.

Topic |   Semiconductors
A 300 mm  silicon wafer at the Globalfoundries chip fab in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Bloomberg
A 300 mm silicon wafer at the Globalfoundries chip fab in Dresden, Germany. Photo: Bloomberg
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