Fresh chip concerns surface; US semiconductor sector depends heavily on Ukraine-based neon supply


With a significant percentage of the world’s semiconductor-grade neon production derived from Ukraine and Eastern Europe as a whole, concerns are being raised for the stability of rare gases supply as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues.

The war in Ukraine is today (Monday 28th Feb) into its fifth day, with a clearer picture emerging of the economic impact of the conflict.

The longer this crisis continues and escalates, the greater the volatility seen in global markets, at a time when those same markets are only just recovering from the effects of the global pandemic over the last two years.

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