Peter Clarke, EETimes
6/28/2012 6:25 AM EDT
LONDON – Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm Inc. (San Dieo, Calif.), the world's largest fabless chip company, has not ruled out owning a wafer fab or putting large amounts of cash down to ensure the firm's supply of semiconductor chips, according to a Bloomberg report.
Qualcomm has suffered a shortage of 28-nm Snapdragon processors from its foundry partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) and has said this lack of supply will constrain earnings growth in the second and third quarters of the year.
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