When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, demand for technology products suddenly increased, just as it became difficult for chipmakers to know how much production capacity they actually needed. Now, anyone looking to build something with a computer chip is facing a global shortage. It affects production on everything from the obvious ones like the rollout of 5G and GPUs, to things you don’t necessarily expect like trucks and cars. Even big companies like Samsung need to re-evaluate their plans to make sure they’ll be able to get the chips they need.
The problem has grown so serious that U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged to address it, but industry insiders say the problem will persist for some time. We will be following the latest policy developments regarding the shortage and keep up to date on the latest affected products here, so stay tuned if you want to stay on top of the latest delays and changes.