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2021-02-03 5:39:39 PM  
Lazy headline.
 
2021-02-03 6:33:48 PM  
Is this the same reason that microsoft is making 8 new xboxes a month?
 
2021-02-03 7:24:20 PM  

Gubbo: Is this the same reason that microsoft is making 8 new xboxes a month?


You kid, but the real number would appear to be more like 800k a month, assuming this source got the numbers correct.
 
2021-02-03 7:38:30 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Gubbo: Is this the same reason that microsoft is making 8 new xboxes a month?

You kid, but the real number would appear to be more like 800k a month, assuming this source got the numbers correct.


If they are making that many, what are they doing with them

Cause they don't seem to be putting them in places people can buy them
 
2021-02-03 7:39:14 PM  
I'm gonna guess ST is the culprit here. Today, the electrical group lead at work sent me an e-mail alerting us of an possible firmware impact because ST decided to obsolete an accelerometer without an EOL warning. We're not working in the automotive domain, but usually when something like that happens, it's because the part is made on a fab process that's desperately needed for something else.
 
2021-02-03 7:57:26 PM  
Volkswagen is taking Bosch and another supplier to court over this. Shortages expected to continue until next year
 
2021-02-03 8:03:17 PM  
Again I ask, if GM is having such a supply problem for any component, and they have excess factory capacity, why are they not becoming their own supplier?
 
2021-02-03 8:04:49 PM  
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2021-02-03 11:26:38 PM  

zimbach: Again I ask, if GM is having such a supply problem for any component, and they have excess factory capacity, why are they not becoming their own supplier?


Because a chip foundry is something you just throw together in your spare factory space.
 
2021-02-04 4:05:05 AM  
I was told all the chips where bought up by big pharma.
 
2021-02-04 8:09:50 AM  

scanman61: zimbach: Again I ask, if GM is having such a supply problem for any component, and they have excess factory capacity, why are they not becoming their own supplier?

Because a chip foundry is something you just throw together in your spare factory space.


Yes, and?
 
2021-02-04 8:16:02 AM  

zimbach: scanman61: zimbach: Again I ask, if GM is having such a supply problem for any component, and they have excess factory capacity, why are they not becoming their own supplier?

Because a chip foundry is something you just throw together in your spare factory space.

Yes, and?


Jesus.
 
2021-02-04 8:16:37 AM  
I realize that you don't retool an industrial space for an entirely different kind of production overnight. It might take a few months to a year. Nothing needs to be reinvented though. Just licensed.
 
2021-02-04 9:02:13 AM  

zimbach: I realize that you don't retool an industrial space for an entirely different kind of production overnight. It might take a few months to a year. Nothing needs to be reinvented though. Just licensed.


You have no idea what a chip foundry is, do you?
 
2021-02-04 11:28:39 AM  

zimbach: Again I ask, if GM is having such a supply problem for any component, and they have excess factory capacity, why are they not becoming their own supplier?


As soon as they can make semiconductors burn and leak oil they'll be all over that!
 
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