Global silicon shortages could threaten iPhone screen production

The global chip shortage that has affected the auto industry is also threatening PC and smartphone manufacturing, possibly including iPhone production.

Samsung's Austin plant has been shut down since February 16Samsung’s Austin plant has been shut down since February 16

Higher chip demand from the pandemic and a water shortage in Taiwan had already limited global silicon availability. More recently, this has been compounded by the crippling winter storm that covered Texas in snow, halting chip production at Samsung’s Austin plant since February 16.

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