Gartner, a technology market research company, expected that the shortage of semiconductor supplies worldwide will continue until the end of 2021, and is likely to return to normal levels by the second quarter of 2022.
The shortfall in semiconductor supplies will lead to “severe disruptions” in supply chains that will limit manufacturers’ ability to produce many types of electronic equipment and devices this year, said Kanishka Chauhan, principal research analyst at Gartner. . He added, “Foundries raise the prices of the electronic chips they produce, which pushes chip makers to increase the prices of devices.” Chauhan explained that the chip shortage began primarily with devices such as power management equipment, monitors and microcontrollers, which are made on old nodes in eight-inch foundries and have limited production capacity.
He added that the shortage has now extended to other devices, with capacity constraints and a lack of substrates, wiring, passive components, materials and testing capabilities, all of which are parts of the supply chain that lie outside the scope of chip manufacturing.
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