Chip Shortage Could Extend through 2022, and Some Good News
The semiconductor chip shortage that is hamstringing the production of all kinds of products, including SBCs, will extend into 2022 and potentially beyond that according to Matt Murphy, CEO of semiconductor company Marvell Technology, who also stated:
“Right now, every single end market for semiconductors is up simultaneously; I’ve been in this industry 27 years, I’ve never seen that happen. If it stays business as usual, and everything’s up and to the right, this is going to be a very painful period, including in 2022 for the duration of the year.”
AMD CEO Lisa Su said:
"We’ve always gone through cycles of ups and downs, where demand has exceeded supply or vice versa, this time, it’s different.”
But not everything is bad news; AMD rival, Intel, announced in March that they would invest $20 billion in two new chip factories in Arizona. And not only Intel. TSMC, the biggest manufacturer of semiconductors on contract, has also invested $12 billion on a new factory in Arizona, and is planning to invest $100 billion over the next three years in order to increase capacity which should be a huge help improving supply chain issues in the future.
This blog is based on this CNBC article: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/03/semiconductor-chip-shortage-could-extend-through-2022-marvell-ceo.html
Here is an interesting video from CNBC on how to solve the chip shortage crisis: