In an interview with CNBC, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel Corporationaccording to company estimates, the The semiconductor crisis will continue until 2024. For starters, the difficulties in producing chips are one of the main reasons why they are not available in stores PS5 and Xbox Series X.as well as GPUs at human prices and in general all consumer electronics and the automotive market.
According to Gelsinger’s joint forecast, the chip crisis is likely to continue due to Low availability of production toolsa limit that makes it impossible to manufacture enough chips to meet market demand.
“This is part of the reason why we think the general shortage of semiconductors will now continue into 2024, compared to our previous estimates for 2023, just because the shortage has now affected equipment as well and some plants will be put to the test,” Gelsinger told CNBC.
As Gelsinger hinted, Intel previously estimated that semiconductor manufacturing problems would persist into 2023. By contrast, AMD CEO Lisa Su said in October that the crisis would continue into 2022, but with the first signs of recovery starting in the second half. of the year. .
So, for us gamers, the risk is that PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as GPUs and Nintendo Switch OLEDs will still be difficult to buy in stores precisely because of the limited production capacity of the semi-products.
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