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Russia-Ukraine crisis may lead to a shortage in Semiconductors

  Apr 19, 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis may lead to a shortage in Semiconductors

Q Why is it in News ?

A The global supply of semiconductors is now being threatened once again by the Ukraine crisis on account of supply of two key raw materials — neon and palladium — that are at a risk of being constrained.

Q What are Semiconductors?

Q Why are neon and palladium important for chipmaking?

A (a) Neon

(b) Palladium

Q Why was there a shortage in semiconductors?

Q How is the Russia-Ukraine crisis protracting this shortage?

Q How long will the semiconductor shortage last?

  1. Existing stockpiles of these raw materials with chip manufacturers
  2. Time for which the crisis in Ukraine prevails