Technology, Financials Apr 26, 2022 08:25 AM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
The Nikkei News reported that the demand for old-fashioned semiconductor manufacturing equipment increased. The price of second-hand exposure equipment used to form circuits has doubled from two years ago. In the context of the tense relationship between supply and demand of semiconductors, manufacturers have invested in increasing production and establishing new production lines. However, the equipment supply still can not keep up with the strong demand. Due to the extension of equipment delivery time, semiconductor manufacturers are also forced to take countermeasures. Wei Zhejia, CEO of TSMC, said that equipment manufacturers are making every effort to solve all problems. As a substitute, the increased demand is for second-hand equipment that can be purchased in a short time of about one month.
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