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How Russia's invasion of Ukraine is delaying shipments of a key chipmaking tool

Mar 8, 2022
About 90% of chips are created with lasers that require neon gas. Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of the element.
Lasers using neon gas etch circuit patterns on silicon wafers to make computer chips, like the ones above. Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of neon.
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