|Autors: Marinova, G. I., Bitri, A. K.|
Title: Challenges and opportunities for semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industry in post-covid-19 years
Keywords: Chip shortage, China-USA trade war, EDA industry, Semiconductor industry, Chip production ecosystem
Abstract: The coronavirus pandemic found the semiconductor industry and the chip production supply chain ecosystem unprepared. Companies and main actors in the sector could not read the signs. The decision-makers suffered to deal with the challenges in time and take the right actions. The bullwhip effect caused by the COVID-19 destabilized the operations and some of the experts say that these problems might last and on the other side, this might open doors to innovative solutions that might change the game. The global shutdowns, the misread of the demand for electronics, underestimating customers’ demand for automotive sector and Internet of Things in general were some of the main problems causing chaos in the industry. The paper studies the state-of-the-art and the solutions offered by the semiconductor industry and by the initiatives that Europe, the USA, and especially China, took to make companies and their countries take the most out of this situation.
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