I hope this tweet is not correct or large parts of the tech industry could be doomed in the short term.
Does anyone who knows about chip fabs know about the role neon plays in the process? Is this "50% Ukrainian" statistic correct?
Admittedly the "fact" was posted by Behringer - a company (and personality!) with whom I have a love/hate relationship.
Currently I only own one of their synths but have plans to buy at least four, if not five, of the new ones announced in the last couple of weeks - always assuming they ever get into production because of the "chip shortage"!!:
EDIT: OK so it looks like it ISN'T simply "Behringer gossip" but could be a "real thing":
EDIT2: so this article from 2016 talks about how neon for DUV lasers was affected by the 2014 conflict in Crimea and how it's basically just Russia/Ukraoine making the neon that are a 98% constituent of the lithography lasers:
Most intriguing, but also a bit scary !