News roundup: Samsung semiconductor warning, Huawei introduces 5G royalties, UK 5G spectrum auction closes, and more

A round up of this week's technology news including Samsung’s warning for semiconductor shortages, Huawei introduces a royalty for their 5G patents, and Dropbox tackles password management.

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Samsung issues semiconductors warning

One of the major effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been a global shortage of semiconductors, which are used in smartphones, computers, games consoles, cars, and many other modern products.

Now, Samsung has become the latest major company to raise concerns regarding the semiconductors shortage. The South Korean tech giant believes that this crucial industry is experiencing a “serious imbalance”, as reported by the BBC.

During a shareholder meeting, Samsung co-chief executive and mobile boss Koh Dong-Jin reportedly said: “There’s a serious imbalance in supply and demand of chips in the IT sector globally. It is hard to say the shortage issue has been solved 100%."

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