The big headline is scary, Texas shutting down computer chip makers due to the weather issues this past week. It’s not the 80’s however, and the Silicon Plains just no longer make up a significant part of global chip production… just 12% per year. Samsung and NXP will likely spin up in days, whereas previous issues were factories burning to the ground in places like China. Even a couple of weeks of slowdown won’t likely impact much. Of course, there are folks that say “never let a good tragedy go to waste”.

A global chip shortage is already reducing production of cars and computers.

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