Why Making More Chips Is So Hard
Factories start at $15 billion—and cost is the easy part.
Been learning a lot more about the chip shortage and supply chains in general lately. Lots of interesting stuff.
“Chips consist of as many as 100 layers of materials. These are deposited, then partially removed, to form complex three-dimensional structures that connect all the tiny transistors. Some of these layers are just one atom thin. Machines made by Applied Materials Inc., Lam Research Corp. and Tokyo Electron Ltd. juggle a host of variables, such as temperature, pressure, and electrical and magnetic fields, to make this happen.”Posted on 2021-09-05T01:25:42+0000