Episode 38: μ: Silicon Chip Shortage
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Join Jared, Ramsey, and Andrew in a new type of Micro for a more laidback conversation about the silicon chip shortage plaguing the global economy. Learn about the perfect storm of factors that's lead to car and tech companies around the world halting production.

Articles Discussed:

  • 2020 Stephen Nellis, Phoenix okays development deal with TSMC for $12 billion chip factory
  • 2021 Debby Wu, Taiwan Cuts Water Supply for Chipmakers as Drought Threatens to Dry Up Reserves

This episode is sponsored by Matmatch. Check out how they can help you find the perfect material for your next engineering project! This episode is also sponsored by Materials Today, an Elsevier community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience through their peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences, educational webinars, and more. Also a special thanks to ACerS Energy Materials and Systems Division sponsoring this episode.

Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

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Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator, editing assistance, co-host), Jared Duffy (co-host, production, marketing, and editing), Ramsey Issa (co-host, editing assistance).

Keywords: shortage chip silicon materials science engineering chemistry physics global trade

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