Bad news for anyone who would like to get their hands on new hardware like PS5, Xbox Series X | S and GPU , but also just a new PC. The shortage of components such as semiconductors, in fact, may not be over. According to Intel’s CEO, it could still last 1 or 2 years, or until 2023.
We already see you raising your eyebrows: it is true that Intel is not directly involved in the production processes of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, which are in the hands of AMD, nor in that of the gaming GPUs, a market dominated by NVIDIA and AMD. , but the shortage of semiconductors is a problem that affects all technology companies and not the world. Just think of everything that has something digital in it, from machines to microwave ovens.
So neither does Intel expect to see chip inventories increase for 1-2 years, it is unlikely that AMD and NVIDIA, and consequently Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, will have far more machines to bring to market.
Intel itself is working hard to overcome this bottleneck by building new manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Arizona, Ireland and Israel, but “the few stocks will bottom out in the second half of the year and then it may take 1-2 years before. that the situation is normalized.