Component Plants Shutdown Due to Power Cuts in China

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The ongoing power shortage in China has affected multiple electronics supplier sites within the region. Which areas are affected most?

A combination of tougher emissions standards, coal supply shortages, and increased demand from manufacturers have sent coal prices sky-high in China. Due to this, China has had to halt production at multiple factory sites—including sites used to supply Apple and Tesla—to curb energy usage and ensure that residents in North China have enough energy to remain warm during nights that now approach freezing temperatures.

Where are the power cuts taking place?

Prominent manufacturing plants operating in China are experiencing production cuts and entire shutdowns due to ongoing energy cuts.

Tracker and timeline for affected regions:

  1. Guangdong:
    1. Guangdong Power Grid stated that it will implement the “on-two-stop-five” power plan from September 16 till 30th, and implement peak shifts on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and only reserve peak-shift days, the security load will remain below 15% of the total load, and the peak shift time will be 7:00-23:00.
  2. Jiangsu:
    1. Enterprises are generally required to start two and stop two, the tentative duration of power rationing will be 15 days till September 30th.
    2. Taizhou Xinghua, Nantong, and other places issued notices that all industrial enterprises must suspend production, and the expected power outage period will expire at 24:00 on October 8th.
  3. Jilin:
    1. The Northeast Electric Power Management Bureau and the Jilin Provincial Energy Bureau will implement irregular and unannounced power outages. This situation will continue until March 2022.
  4. Shandong:
    1. Power shortage 9 hours per day from 15:00-24 lasted until September.
  5. Zhejiang:
    1. Zhejiang’s high-energy-consuming enterprises (printing and dyeing plants, chemical plants, and chemical fiber plants) would shut down from September 21 to 30th, several steel companies in Zhejiang have been ordered to reduce power.
  6. Sichuan:
    1. Suspend non-essential production, lighting, and office loads.
  7. Ningxia:
    1. High energy-consuming enterprises stop production for one month.
  8. Shaanxi:
    1. Enterprises have implemented measures such as reducing the operating load of their production lines and shutting down submerged arc furnaces to limit production to ensure a 50% production limit in September, Shaanxi’s power curtailment will be till the end of the year.
  9. Chongqing:
    1. Some factories cut off power production in early August, and the deadline is yet to be determined.
  10. Henan:
    1. Some processing enterprises have limited power for more than three weeks.
  11. Liaoning:
    1. Province has initiated orderly electricity usage measures, 3 rounds of level II (load gap 10-20%), the impact of electricity use is extended to residents and enterprises that do not implement orderly use of electricity.
  12. Anhui:
    1. There is a gap of about 2.5 million yuan in the balance of power supply and demand, the supply and demand situation is very tight.
    2. It is decided to start the province’s orderly electricity use plan from September 22.
  13. Shanghai:
    1. From September 27th till October 3rd a widespread planned power outage will hit many areas.

Energy cuts in the Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces could have a significant impact on the electronic components industry. At least 121 Tier-1 sites could be affected by the power cuts, while at least 35 Sub-Tier sites could experience disruptions in output. Significant suppliers operating in this region include Samsung, ON Semiconductor, Lattice Semiconductor, Celestica, Walsin Technology, Micron, and more.

Significant electronics commodities produced in these regions include:

Uncut Wire and CableCapacitorsResistors
Pb-Free Printed Circuit BoardInductors/TransformerMisc. Passive Comp
SemiconductorsDiscretesMechanical Hardware
Cooling ComponentsElectrical ConnectorsPrinted Circuit Board
Mech FabricationsFPGAs, PALs, PROMsPrinted Circuit Assembly
Pb-Free Printed Board AssemblyCable AssembliesOEM Assemblies
Complex AssembliesMech Sub-AssembliesAnd More

Electronic components and heavy industry firms are all affected by the power cuts. Industry insiders predict prices to rise for suppliers experiencing disruptions, and some suppliers may even put a halt to new orders.

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China’s growing power crunch threatens more global supply chain chaos

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The power supply shortage in China is impacting chip production.

A growing power supply crunch in China is triggering blackouts for households and forcing factories to cut production, threatening to slow the country’s vast economy and place even more strain on global supply chains.

Companies in the country’s industrial heartlands have been told to limit their energy consumption in order to reduce demand for power, state media has reported. And supply has been cut to some homes, reportedly even trapping people in elevators.

An “unexpected and unprecedented” power cut hit three northeastern provinces on Monday, according to the Global Times, a state-run tabloid. The newspaper reported Tuesday that power rationing in Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces has “resulted in major disruptions to the daily lives of people and business operations.”

Power shortages have also hit the southern province of Guangdong, a major industrial and shipping hub. Local officials said Monday that many firms are trying to reduce demand by working two or three days per week.

Major international suppliers are bracing for impact on businesses already confronting delays caused by shortages and global shipping delays.

Power rationing could create new headaches for the tech supply chain, although likely not as severe as the worldwide shortage of computer chips that has hammered everything from cars and washing machines to other electronics.

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The Microchip Shortage Is Not Going Away Soon, And It’s Affecting Way More Than Cars

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The microchip shortage is not going away soon, and it’s affecting way more than cars

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Matthew McClellan has one piece of advice for anyone planning to buy a video game console for the holidays.

“Buy now,” he said from inside his store Forever Games.

Once the holidays arrive, “you’re going to see nothing on store shelves,” he said.

shortage of microchips and semiconductors is to blame, caused by the same supply chain issues that have hampered industries across the economy and impeded a fragile economic recovery.

Much of the reporting on the shortage focuses on car companies and computer makers, but the problem is trickling down to some of the smallest businesses too such as furniture and home goods.

Microchips are so ubiquitous, most would be surprised by the amount of household items sold at mom-and-pop stores that contain them. “Printers and phones have the same problem, they all require chips,” said Jeff Taubman, who owns Downtown Computers in Downtown Columbus, which sells electronic devices and provides technical support to businesses.

Factories that produce these key components were forced to close or work at limited capacity for months at the onset of COVID, and “increased demand for consumer electronics and automotive products caused a ripple effect throughout the entire supply chain,” said Paul Hong, a distinguished professor of supply chain management at the University of Toledo.

Adding to the stress on the supply chain, manufacturers don’t want to build new factories or increase production at existing ones, worrying that they’ll incur debt and unsold product once the supply chain returns to normal.

That means consumers and entrepreneurs shouldn’t expect the problem to go away.

“You’re most likely going to see continued out-of-stocks through at least the end of quarter two of 2022,” said Michael Levin, a professor of marketing at Otterbein.

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Covid Outbreak Shuts Down Taiwan Factory and Production, Causing Further Disruption for the Chip Shortage

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A cluster of Covid-19 infections at a factory in central Taiwan temporarily stopped operations at one of the world’s largest chip-testing companies, the latest sign of potential disruption to a technology supply chain already struggling from component shortages.

King Yuan Electronics Co. shut down its main plants in Miaoli County over the weekend and reported 182 confirmed cases as of June 5, according to Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control. Most of those are among its foreign workers, including the factory floor staff. The government placed all 2,000 of its overseas workers, around 30% of its workforce, into 14-day quarantine, and the company has turned to temporary local workers to get its production lines running again at lower-than-normal production volumes.

Taiwan’s outbreak highlights the threat posed by the global technology supply chain’s reliance on a small number of key players. Taiwan’s chipmaking industry is a crucial supplier, and potential choke point, for companies across a wide array of sectors, from consumer electronics, to server farms to the auto industry.

Companies are already dealing with a chip shortage that has slowed production and shuttered whole automaking plants, prompting the U.S. and China to explore ways to boost their own domestic production.

While manufacturing data indicate Taiwan’s technology exporters have been little affected so far, a report by IHS Markit last week warned that Taiwan experienced severe supply chain delays in May as companies built out their inventories in an effort to protect themselves against raw material shortages and surging costs.

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Welcome to 2021, #Chipaggeddon.

A new report shows that in the face of unprecedented demand, chip manufacturers are increasing the price of wafers, leading to exceptional revenues across the industry. A wafer is a thin slice of semiconductor, such as a crystalline silicon, used for the fabrication of integrated circuits and, in photovoltaics, to manufacture solar cells.

With electronics manufacturers around the world scrambling to secure components in the midst of a global shortage of semiconductors, chip factories are working at full speed – and seeing the benefits of such a sudden boom in demand. 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, in effect, the demand for semiconductors has sky-rocketed. Companies deployed laptops and smartphones to their newly-remote employees, schools and universities brought learning programs online, and users stuck at home turned to tablets, games consoles and TVs to keep themselves busy during months of lockdown.

As a result, product manufacturers ramped up their demand for the semiconductors that power most modern-day electronic devices. The sales of semiconductors used in PCs, for example, jumped by more than 17% compared to 2019.   

In other words, foundries have been operating at their maximum capacity; yet they are still unable to fully meet the demand for chips, which has led to a global shortage of semiconductors that is now trickling down to industries ranging from automotive to home appliances. 

There is no sign of demand for semiconductors wavering in the next few months. The trend is likely to last for as long as additional capacity is needed to produce semiconductors – which isn’t expected to happen until at least the end of the year. TSMC, for one, has pledged $100 billion to boost capacity, but due to the complex nature of chip manufacturing, foundries will take some time to come online. According to analysis firm Gartner, semiconductor supply will only reach normal levels again from the second quarter of 2022 onwards. 

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  • General-purpose register: 8 bits × 32 registers (8 bits × 8 registers × 4 banks)
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  • RAM: 1 to 20 KB
  • Data flash memory: 4 KB/8 KB
  • High-speed on-chip oscillator clock
    • Selectable from 32 MHz (Typ.), 24 MHz (Typ.), 16 MHz (Typ.), 12 MHz (Typ.), 8 MHz (Typ.), 4 MHz (Typ.), and 1 MHz (Typ.) (Selectable from 64 MHz (Typ.) and 48 MHz (Typ.) when using Timer RD)
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  • Minimum instruction execution time can be changed from high speed (0.03125 ?s: @ 32 MHz operation with high speed on-chip oscillator clock or PLL clock) to ultra low-speed (66.6 ?s: @ 15 kHz operation with low-speed on-chip oscillator clock)
  • General-purpose register: 8 bits × 32 registers (8 bits × 8 registers × 4 banks)
  • ROM: 16 to 256 KB
  • RAM: 1 to 20 KB
  • Data flash memory: 4 KB/8 KB
  • High-speed on-chip oscillator clock
    • Selectable from 32 MHz (Typ.), 24 MHz (Typ.), 16 MHz (Typ.), 12 MHz (Typ.), 8 MHz (Typ.), 4 MHz (Typ.), and 1 MHz (Typ.) (Selectable from 64 MHz (Typ.) and 48 MHz (Typ.) when using Timer RD)
  • Low-speed on-chip oscillator clock: 15 kHz × 2 channels (one for WWDT and one for CPU and peripherals other than WWDT)
  • On-chip PLL (×3, ×4, ×6, ×8)
  • On-chip single-power-supply flash memory (with prohibition of block erase/writing function)
  • Self-programming (with boot swap function/flash shield window function)
  • On-chip debug function
  • On-chip power-on-reset (POR) circuit and voltage detector (LVD)
  • On-chip watchdog timer (operable with the dedicated low-speed on-chip oscillator clock)

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