The article went on to say that another large semiconductor manufacturer was likely to follow suit. Collectively, these three chip manufacturers produce about 30% of the world’s basic semiconductor chips. PC Solutions is a small but growing company that assemble s PC’s and sells them in the highly competitive market for “clones”. PC Solutions experienced 100% growth last year and is in the process of interviewing recent graduates in an attempt to double its workforce. After reading the article, Sam picked up the phone and called a few of his business contacts to verify himself the information contained in the Journal. Satisfied that the information was correct, he called the director of personnel, Jane Remak. Question: What do you think Sam and Jane discussed? Answer: In the beginning of the story, Sam noticed that major semiconductor manufacturers namely, Samsung Electronics Company and Hynix Semiconductor, will suspend their chip production for one week. This was understood that limited stocks of their parts will only be available to the market. This shortage of supply will cause huge impact to the sales because if the supply will be low and the demand is still high, the tendency for the prices of parts is to go up. This will affect the overall flow of the business. Hence they are planning to double their workforce to compensate with the possible outcome of this shortage.