UK company in mass semiconductor production

With the global chip shortage affecting the ability for transport technology suppliers and motor manufacturers to fulfil orders, a UK-based semiconductor maker has announced the start of mass production of microchips in low-cost plastic encapsulated QFN packages in its UK facility. The majority of semiconductor packaging taking place in large out-sourced assembly and test production […]

ITS manufacturer warns of supply chain impact on product delivery

The ITS manufacturer AGD Systems is warning that the global chip shortage and other supply chain issues are forcing it to refocus its manufacturing strategy and stock control. The company says that a surge in demand post Covid and different recovery rates in different countries means the supply chain is struggling to deliver the components […]

Chip shortage could cause Vauxhall to cut production

The vehiclemaker Vauxhall is consulting staff and unions about cutting its shift pattern from three to two because of a reduction in the availability of semiconductors. The BBC’s seen a letter sent to staff which suggests that more than 200 jobs are at risk. It’s being blamed on the knock-on effects of the pandemic, specifically […]


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