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Cheesemaker 3 points ago +3 / -0

The facilities to make them cost billions of investment and are extremely risky meaning no investors ever step up. Politicians don't step up much because it doesn't generate very many jobs either.

And the biggest impact to the chip manufacturing problem is Taiwan. The world's largest pure play manufacturer, TSMC is in Taiwan. This is one of the biggest reasons China wants it. And if they take Taiwan expect the shortage to become orders of magnitude worse.