You can no longer ignore it: for many months now, a devouring scarcity has gripped the entire high-tech industry. Little by little, every actor has a prognosis that is becoming more and more alarmistic.
As of early 2020, the cumulative effects of a very young crowned virus and continued demand disrupted the production of semiconductors, and therefore game consoles and the latest graphics cards, a phenomenon that is seemingly permanent and the giants of the industry, anticipating its end, are constantly postponing will. Just a few months ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment estimated the component shortage would last at least until 2022, a claim that was quickly confirmed by Microsoft thinkers, who stated that the problem was beyond the scope of certain components.
Shortage for everyone
Today it is the company Intel that is going there with its prediction: One of the largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world has just revised its results downwards (slightly) and mainly blames the said deficiency, which directly affects its laptop sales, which are around 2% has decreased. . While the stock in the NASDAQ index fell 8%, Intel announced that it would take the bull by the horns by investing heavily in research and development as well as opening new manufacturing facilities.
Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger also took the floor and pushed aside the hope of seeing the end of the tunnel stink even more than the competition:
The demand in the laptop market is so strong that we expect the semiconductor shortage to persist through the end of 2023. However, the return to equilibrium will not happen before 2023.
So much for you that with a demand supported by the continued anchoring of teleworking and gaming consoles that are still not on store shelves, we must patiently strive … 2024? The bets are open.