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Chip tool maker warns of delays as semiconductor crunch bites

ASMI chief says supply constraints likely to last through 2022

Benjamin Loh, president and CEO of ASM International, says the current supply chain constraints are the worst he has seen in his career in the chip industry. (Photos courtesy of ASM International)

SINGAPORE -- The global chip shortage is hitting semiconductor equipment producers, delaying the delivery of key machines just as the world's biggest chipmakers are racing to expand output.

Benjamin Loh, CEO of Dutch semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASM International, told Nikkei Asia in an interview that the ripple effects of the chip crunch will likely last "throughout this year."

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