This insightful infographic provides a visual representation of the intricate and globally interconnected semiconductor supply chain that drives our modern digital society. With the COVID-19 pandemic amplifying the demand for digital goods and technological advancements, the spotlight has been placed on semiconductors. These tiny integrated circuits (chips) are vital in powering various electronic devices, making semiconductors the fourth-most traded product worldwide.
The infographic highlights the significant market applications of semiconductors, including smartphones, personal computing, se centers, and automotive electronics. The complex semiconductor supply chain involves multiple stages, encompassing design, manufacturing, packaging, testing, and end-product integration, with companies spread across different regions. Notable players in the supply chain include fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs).
The global nature of the supply chain is demonstrated by the extensive distances traveled by components, exceeding 25,000 miles before final product integration. By unlocking the potential of the digital economy, the semiconductor supply chain enables advancements in 5G, AI, smart factories, automotive technology, and quantum computing, shaping our present and future technological landscape.
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