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Semiconductors: dangerous bottleneck for the noble gas neon

It was no coincidence that the US government already warned its semiconductor industry to seek new sources for the gas neon on February 11, 14 days before Putin launched his war. Ukraine supplies about half of the world’s rare noble gas, which is used in the manufacturing of computer chips. And it even covers as much as 90 percent of US demand. So Putin’s war has exposed yet another major weakness of the West’s globalization.

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