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'Ugly Truth' About the Medical Chip Shortage

A lack of chips, especially at older process nodes, continue to have real-life consequences for the medical community.
Chips for lives, a keynote speech by Frans Van Houten, a former CEO of Philips
Frans Van Houten, ex-CEO of Philips, addressed an Executive Forum during Semicon Europa in Munich.

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake?
The roles semiconductor technologies play in the future of medical science and software-defined vehicles are huge. Still, chipmakers are not addressing the continued chip shortage faced by medical technology suppliers and healthcare providers.

While chip shortages affecting the automotive sector get most of the media attention, a retired industry executive warns that a lack of components used in medical devices has real-life consequences.

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