The current global chipset shortage is one of the biggest reasons why much PC hardware and electronics, in general, are in such short supply at the moment. Graphics cards, processors, gaming consoles, cars, and many more sectors are currently facing huge supply versus demand problems. Yes, admittedly, there are other factors at play here too, but putting this down to its most basic level, without the chipsets, you can’t really start to build anything electronically around it, can you?
With opinions currently divided as to when consumers can expect the situation to improve, however, following a report via TechSpot, yet another major manufacturer has warned that they fully expect the shortage to continue throughout the world until at least 2023.
Chipset Shortage to Continue Until 2023?
While some have been hopeful that the situation may have started to improve before the end of this year, and just for the sake of balance, that is still possible, Flex, the world’s third-biggest electronics contractor has just added their voice to the choral of manufacturers suggesting that this isn’t a problem that’s going to go away any time soon.
“With such strong demand, the expectation is mid to late-2022 depending on the commodity. Some are expecting [shortages to continue] into 2023.”
What Do We Think?
Flex isn’t the first major manufacturer to warn us that the global chipset shortage is anything but a short-term problem. Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Jaguar, Land Rover, Apple, Nissan, Sony, Microsoft are all pretty much in agreement that based on the current supply levels they’re getting from foundry’s, things are not looking to improve in terms of the number of consumer releases actually available to purchase (taking the whole opinions as an average) until around Summer 2022.
Despite the fact that we are only currently halfway through 2021 though, is it just me or technology-wise, is this year starting to feel like a bit of a total write off? I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of good tech out there being created and released but in terms of actually getting it into consumers hands… Well, all we’ll say is good luck.