The ongoing drought in Taiwan has already affected the production of chips such as GPUs and DRAM as well as other components in the country, as we reported several times over the past few weeks. Apparently, the situation is getting worse as local authorities plan to start rationing water supply starting in April. For now, the production of computer chips and displays is proceeding as usual as companies like AU Optronics and TSMC are trucking water in and drilling wells, but the situation may get worse any time now. Taiwanese authorities on Wednesday announced plans to reduce water supplies to industrial users in the central Taiwanese counties of Taichung, Miaoli, and Changhua by 15% from April 6 compared to usual usage levels, reports Nikkei Asia . and not industrial users . Meanwhile, the areas affected by the supply limitations will have to use other water sources, including water trucks, local water storage, and groundwater. Production of chips and display panels requires massive amounts of pure water. Some water can be recycled, but manufacturers still require a steady water supply. SMT (surface mounted technology) electronics assembly, such as production of motherboards, graphics cards, memory modules, SSDs, and other devices featuring PCBs also requires quite a lot of… Read full this story
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