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Broadcom sounds alarm on unforeseen tech industry disruptions

Chipmaker urges customers to put in orders at least six months in advance, pointing to wider-than-anticipated disruptions to the sector's global supply chain

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Broadcom is part of the same supply chain that most of the world's chipmakers use. Any delays in its deliveries could potentially lead to the missed launches of some high-profile, widely-used electronic devices.

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BROADCOM Inc warned customers they will need to place orders for parts at least six months ahead of time, a surprisingly long lead time that points to wider-than-anticipated disruptions to the tech industry's global supply chain.

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