February 19, 2021

Winter weather closes Texas chip plants, worsening shortages

New York (AFP) – The winter storm ravaging the United States has forced the shutdown of computer chip manufacturing in Texas, threatening to worsen a global semiconductor shortage. NXP Semiconductors, a major provider of automotive and mobile phone chips, said its plant in Austin, Texas was closed amid the state’s electric power difficulties. “We are carefully monitoring the situation and will resume operations in our Austin facilities as soon as possible,” said¬†David Reed, executive vice president for operations at the Dutch-based company. Infineon Technologies said it was given notice this w…

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