- Cars, video games, smartphones and many more depend on semiconductor chips.
- Given challenges such as supply chain constraints, companies will need to sharp leadership at the helm.
- Insider has compiled a list of 13 influential players who shape products and policies in the chip industry.
Cars, video games, smartphones and many more depend on semiconductor chips. Small pieces of silicon power almost every new technology.
It’s been good for the chip giants: one of the world’s largest chip vendors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, announced record earnings of $18.16 billion in the second quarter of this year, up almost 50% from last year.
The need for chips has boosted a whopping $52 billion investment from the U.S. government, and that has allowed companies like Intel to plan new chip factoriesknown as foundries, in the United States.
But this growth has not been without challenges. industry is fair get out of a global shortage of chips that disrupted the manufacturing flow. Companies started to rethink how they workand it will take sharp leadership to guide semiconductor companies through the next wave of developments in the field.
Insider spoke to processor industry leaders and compiled a list of the top players in the field. It includes a wide range of disciplines within the chip industry, including supply chain, design, and engineering.