Toshiba warns that the global chip shortage will affect the availability of goods for at least another year. In some cases, semiconductor buyers will have problems with deliveries up to 2023.
So said Takeshi Kampuchi, a senior executive at Toshiba in charge of semiconductors in a business unit. He says And the US financial news agency said, that the problem is currently mainly in the chips responsible for distributing power to various parts of the devices. Such a part is not as complex and expensive as memory or processors, but it is no less important than the entire device.
About which parties will be given priority in the event of a chip shortage, the Toshiba CEO says, “We will consider which customer has the most serious situation.” The examples he mentions are “companies where the entire production line stops without the component in question, or where the firm goes without a flow of chips.”
Bloomberg also wrote that Toshiba will invest a total of about 460 million euros between March 2021 and March 2024 in increasing its production capacity. The company also does not rule out the possibility of opening an additional factory.
A worldwide chip shortage means that some products, such as the Xbox Series X, S and PlayStation 5, are very difficult to get hold of. Car manufacturers are also noticing many shortages: production lines are paused here and there, and there are fewer cars rolling off the line. Production and certain jobs are abolished. About the reasons for the chip shortage, Tweakers published a statement in February backstory.
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