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Ukraine invasion may hit chip supply chain – analysts

Pete 2 Silver badge

prices can only get higher

> chip fabs stockpile the gases they require, so "gas production line interruptions in Ukraine will not halt semiconductor production lines in the short term."

So not much of a stockpile, then?

As far as I am aware neon, being an inert gas, doesn't have a shelf-life as such. Maybe whatever it is contained in might contaminate it past the extreme levels of purity required given enough time, but we are told nothing about that.

Though whatever the background facts are, I still reckon that this conflict will be used as an excuse to raise prices.

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