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The Graphic Truth: A US cellphone chip's global journey

A US cellphone chip's global journey

A US cellphone chip's global journey

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Semiconductors bind the electrical circuits in the tech we use every day. In mid-2021, a global semiconductor shortage caused by COVID supply/demand issues and a drought in Taiwan made many devices hard to come by. But the self-ruled island in China's crosshairs is only part of the global chipmaking supply chain, which travels back and forth between Europe, Asia, and the US. We follow its steps for a smartphone.

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