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Taiwan’s chip manufacturers hit by drought

There has been far too little rain in Taiwan recently – and this is also affecting the semiconductor industry. The global market leader TSMC requires almost 100 million liters of water per day at its Taiwan Science Park site alone, reports Nikkei Asia. The industrial city of Kaohsiung has already announced water conservation measures this month. In 2021, chipmakers had to partially shut down their factories due to shortages. TCMC has since drilled new wells and built large cisterns. fin

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