Daily Memo: More Chip Production Put on Ice

And Taiwan accused China of pressuring BioNTech out of a deal for COVID-19 vaccines.

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Chip freeze. The collapsing power grid in Texas, which has wrought havoc in energy markets far beyond the state and even beyond the U.S., is set to deepen the global chip crunch as well. Austin Energy announced Tuesday that it had shut down power for power-hungry fabrication facilities in the city run by Samsung, NXP […]

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