Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, attended the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California. There she made some very interesting statements about what PC users can expect in terms of the chip shortage that is affecting inventories of many components.
AMD: chip shortage will ease in the second half of 2022
Lisa Su talked about the silicon and component shortages that have hit the PC market since the pandemic began in late 2019, and assured us that they will be with us until mid-2022.
Lisa Su said that the shortage will not ease for the rest of this year and will continue into the first half of 2022. This will affect the inventory and prices of many components that require chips and other materials to make electronic products. Among the most affected categories are graphics cards, processors, and even game consoles.
AMD is one of the hardest hit by the shortage of materials, as the company relies on external factories and various suppliers, making it difficult to keep up with demand. Other companies are in a similar situation, such as Nvidia. Intel is also affected, but since the company has its own factories, the situation does not seem to be as serious as it is for AMD.
AMD noted that the pandemic has raised the situation to a new level, as “no one expected such a huge demand.” Lisa Su also took the opportunity to downplay the importance of the cryptocurrency business in the shortage, confirming that it is rather a small part of the company’s business.
The situation seems clear, and there are “tough” months ahead for PC users who need to upgrade or build a computer, especially for gaming PCs.