`It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

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Bloomberg
Jan 8, 2018 · 10 min read
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By Ian King, Jeremy Kahn, Alex Webb, and Giles Turner

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the conversation turned, ominously, to semiconductors.

Months earlier, cybersecurity researcher Anders Fogh had posted a blog suggesting…

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