S'pore semiconductor firms boost capacity amid global chip crunch

GlobalFoundries Singapore's highly automated cleanroom at its Woodlands facility. The company is ramping up capital expenditure to address the global demand for semiconductors. PHOTO: GLOBALFOUDNRIES SINGAPORE
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SINGAPORE - Local players in the semiconductor industry are ramping up production capacity amid a worsening global chip shortage sparked by high demand from consumer electronics and automobile firms.

Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) executive director Ang Wee Seng told The Straits Times that the high demand is forecast to continue into next year with companies dealing with order backlogs that have more than doubled in 12 months.

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