Earlier this year we saw that the Chip Shortage in the market had increased a lot. For which the price of the processor or GPU has increased a lot at present. In some cases, the necessary processors are not available in the market. Its effect is seen in the case of mobile processors also.
Although Apple and Google have introduced their own chipsets for their MacBook and Pixel devices, they are not able to supply the necessary devices. Semiconductor designers and manufacturers have warned that the global semiconductor shortage could stretch to 2023 (Read More). Now Intel CEO has confirmed that the global chip supply shortage could extend to at least 2023.
Chip Shortage Statement: by Intel CEO
Intel did an interview with CNBC, where Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger discussed about the Global Chip Shortage. Like other brands, Intel also faced an ongoing chip shortage. Pat Gelsinger revealed that the global shortage has affected its PC chip business in the third quarter of 2021. He also revealed that the company saw an 8% decrease in its stock value during the said quarter.
“We’re in the worst of it now, every quarter next year we’ll get incrementally better, but they’re not going to have supply-demand balance until 2023,” said Pat Gelsinger during the interview.
Chip Shortage Confirmed by Nvidia
TSMC customer Nvidia said that “overall demand remains very strong and continues to exceed supply while our channel inventories remain quite lean. We expect demand to continue to exceed supply for much of this year.”
Executive Vice President and CFO Colette Kress said that the company hopes to have “sufficient supply to support sequential growth beyond Q1 ,” but not meet demand.
Chip Shortage for Smartphones
Not only Intel or Nvidia, also Samsung earlier this year, confirmed that due to the chip shortage, they skipped Galaxy Note and S21 FE devices in 2021. Also, Apple is now also looking to cut the production target of the iPhone 13 devices due to chip supply issues.
However, in Intel’s case, it was not all bad during the past months. The CEO stated that despite the low supply of chips, Intel was able to garner a 5% YoY increase in its revenue, thanks to strong demand in its DCG and IoTG wings. Also, the company generated $9.9 billion from cash operations and paid dividends of $1.4 billion.