Major chip-makers such as TSMC, Nvidia, and Intel have said that the ongoing chip shortage will continue till 2022 and might even extend to 2023.
New Intel Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger said that supply constraints, and the “immense” investment needed to meet demand, mean that the chip shortages affecting the automobile industry and other sectors are likely to last two more years.
It “will take a while until people can put more capacity in the ground,” he explained, as Intel announced first-quarter results that beat sales and earnings expectations, but warned its profit margin would shrink this year.
Gelsinger said, “I think this is a couple of years until you are totally able to address it.”
The Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which is the world’s largest chip manufacturing company, stated that the severity of the current chip shortage will likely reduce in the coming days. However, the overall shortage of silicon chipsets will continue this year and may even extend to the next.
The Nvidia CEO Colette Kress reportedly said that Nvidia is hoping to get “sufficient supply to support sequential growth beyond Q1 ”. However, it will not be able to catch up with the increasing demand.
So, we can expect the current chip shortage to continue for at least another year before stabilising, but further demand increases may push this timeline further.
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