Charlie Janac, president and CEO at Arteris IP discusses causes the chip shortage with EDN's editor-in-chief, Majeed Ahmad in this new article:
A Closer Look at COVID and the Semiconductor Shortage Saga in 2021
January 4th, 2022 - By Majeed Ahmad
As Arteris IP president and CEO Charlie Janac recalls, there have been shortages before, but not due to such imbalance between new semiconductor-driven applications and business models with relatively inadequate investment in foundry supply. It is worth mentioning that the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in 2011 was a little preview of weather-related supply disruption. However, the resulting semiconductor shortage at that time was not nearly the scale of what we have seen now.