Global chip shortages expected to last into 2022

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  1. ronjor

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    Good reminder to take care of devices. I hope my laptop and smartphone will last 1 more year.
     
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    Yes, absolutely. My graphics card is turning five in a few months. Keeping it cool and dust-free should help it last a bit longer thru this mess. It's almost fruitless to haunt the online stores for new gpu. It's just not happening now.
     
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    The following article is in Dutch at the site of the Dutch public broadcaster NOS. At the moment I don't know whether there are articles in English, sorry!
    It's about the Dutch manufacturer ASML of chip-machines with which companies can make their chips. It's by far the most important manufacturer of those chip-machines.

    Toptijden voor ASML dankzij wereldwijde chiptekorten - 21 April 2021
    https://nos.nl/artikel/2377587-toptijden-voor-asml-dankzij-wereldwijde-chiptekorten.html

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    Sorry again that it is in Dutch. I hope that someone finds a related article in English.
     
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    Cisco says computer chip shortage to last six months
     
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    Philips is strongly warning that the chip shortage may also affect the production of critical medical equipment.

    Article in Dutch at the site of the Dutch public broadcaster NOS
    Philips waarschuwt voor productiestop medische apparatuur door chiptekort - 26 April 2021
    https://nos.nl/artikel/2378287-phil...stop-medische-apparatuur-door-chiptekort.html

     
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    But you know what's a bit strange? I noticed that certain laptops are still pretty cheap, so there is no shortage in the PC industry I guess?
     
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    I still seeing huge subsidies on cell phone upgrades too. It's the law of supply and demand. Teach that to everyone, claim shortages of everything, demand more money. :isay:
     
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    I'm sorry I'm not following, can you explain what you mean? Because like I said, I expected that desktops and laptops would become more expensive, but it's still the same as roughly 1 or 2 years ago. It seems like for example Lenovo and Dell have actually lowered prices.
     
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    I mean that if there is a chip shortage why are there currently $800 discounts on cell phone upgrades? Should there not be a shortage?
     
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    The suppliers need to give them that time so to fine tune embedding the new novel undetectable backdoor circuitry into them which only they can devise for expert control.
     
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    OK I see, so you're not buying it, and I suppose you believe that in the coming months prices will go up.
     
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    Dell, HP say chip shortages will hit PC supplies this year
     
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    Two articles about ASML (manufacturer of chip-machines with which companies can make their chips. It's by far the most important manufacturer of those chip-machines).

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    In Dutch at the NOS (public broadcaster) site:
    Chipmachinefabrikant ASML rekent op hoge omzetstijging - 21 July 2021
    https://nos.nl/artikel/2390165-chipmachinefabrikant-asml-rekent-op-hoge-omzetstijging

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    In English at Reuters:
    ASML's order book fills as chip makers race to boost capacity - 21 July 2021
    https://www.reuters.com/technology/...s-38-strong-demand-computer-chips-2021-07-21/

     
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    Where are the origins of these short supply chip makers? Seems logical for other different places to manufacture them. Rare earth materials?
     
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    Car chip shortage to abate, smartphones could be next: industry execs
    st said.
     
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