Report: Chip Industry Dodges Direct Impact of Coronavirus

https://www.eetimes.com/report-chip-industry-dodges-direct-impact-of-coronavirus/

By Barbara Jorgensen 02.19.2020


The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak slows or suspends production among electronics manufacturers, according to Omdia.

Despite facing logistical, packaging and test challenges related to the Covid-19 outbreak, semiconductor fabs located in China are continuing to function normally, with high capacity rates.

However, the risks are considerable, given the semiconductor market represents a huge component of the global economy, gener