Taiwan says its TSMC-led semiconductor industry has enough water until May

Well add that to the long list of issues facing the semiconductor industry failing to meet demand that's also unprecedented.

Long term, I think we collectively need to start evaluating if this model of such a high demand for such fragile, ultra specialized supply chains is sustainable for the kind of growth we're seeing: maybe we just don't need millions upon millions of disposable mobile devices that end up in landfill and waste resources (Even if we recycle we can't get anywhere near 100% efficiency on it some of it it's just wasted)

So yeah I'll be the boring guy again and suggest we need regulation on planned obsolescence if we want semi conductor based products to have any kind of sustainable future.

Every time I hear the word "regulation" I get cold in my spine ... No, we don't need the state regulating the market, in fact, the less the better. I suggest being more conscious consumers, I live perfectly nowadays with my iphone 6S and my GTX 1070TI and my PS4.
 
What amazes me is that a company so dependent on having adequate water supplies decides to build a $12 BILLION chip manufacturing plant in a ARIZONA! In a DESERT environment! Guess what, the southwest and Rockies region of the U
.S is in a drought!
 

gdavid65

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56 year drought? There would be no humans left in Taiwan if there were true! THIS IS A WEATHER PHENOMENON, we will NEVER be able to control weather....it is what it is. Why in hell would you say "it would be best if you considered global warming"? Only *****s and fools run to that conclusion - it no different than doctors blaming all of a patients problems on smoking. When you don't understand something toss out a generic worthless statement and you're the all knowledgeable guru of earth.

Is it really just a "weather phenomenon" when it is happening in increasing frequency right across the world in more outlandish and abnormal occurrences, looking back upon centuries of data? This is not simply "weather", it is a confirmed, and scientifically proven change from the normal trend, backed by the confirmation of tens of thousands of scientists all in agreement on the general trend and cause.

But if people want to stick their head in the sand to think this is just what always happens, well..
 

TempleOrion

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Is it really just a "weather phenomenon" when it is happening in increasing frequency right across the world in more outlandish and abnormal occurrences, looking back upon centuries of data? This is not simply "weather", it is a confirmed, and scientifically proven change from the normal trend, backed by the confirmation of tens of thousands of scientists all in agreement on the general trend and cause.

But if people want to stick their head in the sand to think this is just what always happens, well..

So true - but as with trying to debate with theists, QAnons, anti-vaxxers and flat earthers, you're not going to get an intelligent, coherent response so may as well not bother. One has to have a mind first for it to be changed...