By the midpoint of 2022, at least some of the bottleneck in semiconductor supplies should have subsided. Photograph: Getty Images

For want of a shoe a horse was lost. The old mnemonic that warns one to prepare down to the smallest details for every eventuality apparently didn’t (...)

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A gauge of global stock markets hit another all-time high on Monday as optimism grew that US lawmakers would soon pass a Covid-19 aid package. Europe(...)

 An elderly woman holding her pet dog talks on a mobile phone after a second earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 1,000 and trapping people(...)

Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp has said it is considering selling a unit that designs display control chips, amid media reports that Apple  is in talks to buy it for about 50 billion yen ($483 million).

The future of Apple ’s supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple(...)