While Acer hopes that the PC chip scarcity will enhance this yr, different huge gamers in the tech world suppose in any other case. Digitimes reports that the CEO and chairman of Foxconn, Young-Way Liu, holds a a lot bleaker opinion on the slate of part inventory points, as he claims that the worldwide scarcity might rage on till at the very least the second quarter of 2022.
Currently, the backlog for some of the key uncooked supplies required for PC part manufacturing is working up to 52 weeks, going a way to clarify Liu’s pessimism of the scenario. And since Foxconn is a key participant in supplying Apple with chips, it’s protected to say he is aware of his stuff and it might be a whereas longer earlier than you may get your fingers on the best graphics card again.
Liu pins the scarcity partly on occasions equivalent to the improve in working from house inflicting extra demand for PCs and laptops, manufacturing unit manufacturing affected by the pandemic, and the rise of 5G know-how. For graphics playing cards in specific, these components are strained additional by avid gamers and crypto-miners who need to seize the newest playing cards with their sky-high hash charges.
This is not any shock, nonetheless, with no respite in sight and a few international locations only receiving 20 GPUs per month, however to hear this backed up from one of the greatest producers of electronics additional followers the flames.