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Chips Are Difficult to Make, and It's Even Harder During a Supply Crunch

Chips Are Difficult to Make, and It's Even Harder During a Supply Crunch

By Wall Street Journal

A global chip shortage is affecting how quickly we can drive a car off the lot or buy a new laptop. WSJ visits a fabrication plant in Singapore to see the complex process of chip making and how one manufacturer is trying to overcome the shortage. Photo: Edwin Cheng for The Wall Street Journal

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