While Intel does not receive reassuring opinions that provide for the continuation of the semiconductor crisis until 2023, an unfortunate circumstance hits the sector.
After two years of production crisis associated with the international health crisis, 2022 has not in fact started in the best way. On the contrary, from Germany comes the news of the explosion of a fire at one of the production sites associated with ASML, a Dutch company leader in the production of the machinery needed to make chips. The factory, located in Berlin, caught fire on January 3, fortunately without causing damage to employees and personnel.
The department dedicated to machinery, on the other hand, was strongly impressed DUV, which has remained blocked until today, when ASML announced that it had managed to restore part of the German production chain. On the other hand, the condition of the departments destined to manufacture the plants is more critical EUV, still stuck. ASML claims to have already come up with a plan for complete recovery of the Berlin factory, with further updates to be shared by the end of the month.
The international crisis linked to the production of semiconductors, as is known, is having an impact on the production of many tech products, from PS5 and Xbox Series X, through to PC hardware components and, recently, even Canon printer cartridges.