The global shortage of semiconductors (chips) will last at least until the second half of 2022. The information came through Bloomberg and Washington Post websites, where the US Commerce Department is said to have recently published a chip supply chain report. saying that the shortage of semiconductors will last at least until the 2nd half of this year.
The average company chip inventory has dropped from 40 days (2019) to less than five days in 2021. Even with a relatively short interruption (weeks), it could cause a US factory to close, according to the US Commerce Department. .
Sectors most affected by the lack of semiconductors in the market
When it comes to broadband companies, car manufacturers and medical device producers, the shortage of semiconductors is very damaging. At the same time, there has been an increase in demand, with interest rates around 17% higher in 2021 compared to two years ago.
According to officials, the US government would not be able to directly end the chip shortage. Private companies were said to be “better positioned” to overcome the challenges by increasing production, optimizing their designs and limiting the impact on their supply chains.
Sony and TSMC to set up a factory to tackle global chip shortages
In October of last year, it was announced that Sony and TSMC were planning to build a factory in an attempt to avoid a global chip shortage. Check out in our article all the details about what was said.
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