2021 Hardware Shortages & Delays: What to expect?
As we look into the future it’s becoming more apparent that we will see more delays in the tech industry, starting with hardware. We know you’ve heard us speak about the ongoing hardware shortage – which now looks like it will be delayed even more to 2022. COVID-19 triggered a huge blow up of the remote workforce, which created an extraordinary demand for new tech gear. It also forced the shutdown of processor plants, and restarting them and renewing supply chains to their pre-pandemic state will be a lengthy process, according to tech industry executives and analysts.
We are looking to urge you all to act in a timely manner if you’re looking to purchase any type of hardware or product, to best ensure you don’t see the brunt of these delays. In the IT world, there is some uncertainty over how long these delays will last, but right now it’s looking fairly clear that they will be extended up to 2022. We know this is very unfortunate news, we wish there was more that we could do on our end as a company – unfortunately it will continue to be an industry wide issue for awhile. Tech industry giants are facing the same hardships that will be on going and looking into 2022 now.
PC shipments are expected to surge 18.1% in 2021 as the industry manages to navigate global semiconductor shortages, according to IDC.
Nevertheless, other parts may create havoc for PC shipments.
IDC analysts noted that the PC CPU supply is holding up as it already suffered shortages in 2021. However, the PC market faces increased risks due to lower-priced components.
These components include:
- Notebook panel driver ICs.
- Audio codecs.
- Power management ICs.
(As reported by ZDnet)
Can we expect another global chip shortage in future?
Even when the current global chip shortage ends it is likely more supply problems are just around the corner as demand for electronics grows further. “The capacity [the chip makers] are putting in place now will be enough for the next few years, and as these things come on stream there’ll be too much capacity,” said Gartner analyst Alan Priestley. “But then, in another five years, we’ll be maxing out capacity again because everyone wants the latest smartphones, and we expect to see demand for things like smart homes and electric vehicles increasing. The industry is very cyclical; that’s just the nature of the beast.”
(Reported by Tech Monitor)
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