Taiwan's Delta put chip orders in early, impact of shortage limited

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s Delta Electronics Inc, a supplier of power components to companies such as Apple Inc, said on Wednesday it had put its orders in early and so was not seeing much impact from global tightness in chip supplies.
A surge in demand for consumer electronics has driven a global chip shortage that has idled car factories in particular, and earlier this month Taiwan computer maker Acer Inc said the problem could damage the PC industry.
The chip shortage, which has prompted panic buying, is further squeezing capacity and driving up costs of even the cheapest components of nearly all microchips, according to industry experts.
But Delta Chairman Yancey Hai said they had planned early.
“We’re not affected at the moment. Our orders went to chipmakers …

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