- Aug 25, 2019
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High-end audio, as well.The Micro Chip shortage was caused by Factories burning down in Japan, Taiwan, and China. Besides cars and trucks, even ham radios are now unobtanium in certain models due to those chip factories. Most were audio chips and maybe USB chips; as it seems computer chips were spared from the fires last year.
Now it is becoming a major effort to get back producing : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...-repair-of-japan-factory-into-national-effort
Just to be clear, when I say "computer chips" I mean the ones in the laptops that are still in supply even when everyone working from home had to buy more laptops. I bought "Yet Another" for the Flip Screen Yoga Mode that I now find I enjoy more later at night than my day time laptop. Folded over and the keyboard under the screen now it is more convent if I just need to mouse about or use the touch screen which I still like the mouse on the arm chair better...
I recently discovered a company called Schiit Audio ( http://www.schiit.com ) that has some highly-rated equipment at affordable prices (Stereophile Class B rated turntable at under $1000 while the rest of the Class B rated turntables are running in the 10s of thousands USD, a Class A headphone amp, and a Class A DAC for under $2500.) I was lucky enough to get one of those turntables and now the owners are stating that the turntable may go out of production because of materials shortages.