The global chip shortage over the past year or so has had a negative impact on a variety of key sectors. In particular, the hardest hit is the smartphone industry.
The global smartphone market is reeling under the ravages of the storm called “chip shortage”. This puts both device manufacturers as well as consumers in a difficult position, especially in terms of price and profit.
According to insiders, this predicament is likely to continue for many months to come, before showing the first positive signs. As one of the world’s largest smartphone and semiconductor manufacturers, Samsung understands better than anyone the effects of this disastrous “drought”. And the company is also visionary enough to perceive the future of the market.
According to the Korean tech giant, the shortage of processor chips will continue until at least the second half of 2022. This is in fact one of the central issues, which has been stated by the president. TM Roh, Samsung’s Head of Mobile, brought to the roundtable discussion with representatives from more than 30 related partners and suppliers, during a conference in mid-November.
At the meeting, the head of Samsung’s smartphone business noted that chipset product lines (especially RF chips), will continue to face supply shortages until the second half of 2022. At the same time, Samsung is also implementing many necessary strategies to reduce shortages. The central plan will be to promote the implementation of large, traditional contracts with chip manufacturers to ensure production capacity. In addition, Samsung will also increase the chip supply reserve, to 4 weeks instead of 2 weeks as at present.
The above comment of Samsung does not surprise many people. Not long ago, responding to the press about the prospect of the global processor chip market in 2022, the CEO of AMD, also one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, also expressed relative careful. CEO Lisa Su expects the current large-scale chip shortage to continue until the end of the first half of 2022. After that, the situation will improve and only occur locally in certain areas. at the end of the year.
At present, it is too early to draw any definite conclusions. But with the opinion of leading experts, the general picture of the current state of the semiconductor industry will probably hardly appear bright colors in the next few months.