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  • the global chip shortage could be spreading from cars to smartphones.

  • Reuters sources say Qualcomm is struggling to meet demand for semiconductors used in handsets and other gadgets.

  • Key clients Samsung reportedly can't get enough chips from the U.

  • S manufacturer.

  • Demand for Qualcomm processes has soared in recent months that as Android phone makers battle to win over customers abandoning Huawei, which is beset by US sanctions.

  • But Qualcomm has reportedly struggled to meet demand itself, facing a shortage of some components.

  • One source at a Samsung supplier said the silicon drought was now hitting output of low and mid range phones.

  • Another said Qualcomm's flagship chips were also running short, potentially hitting high end handsets.

  • One source at a major contract manufacturer for several brands said it would have to cut output later in the year.

  • A spokesman for the U.

  • S chipmaker would only reiterate the company's comments earlier in the week pledging to hit sales targets.

  • The chip shortage first showed up in the car industry.

  • Many major automakers have been forced to halt or slow production due to a lack of semiconductors.

the global chip shortage could be spreading from cars to smartphones.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/13
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