There are no chips, or at least not enough to meet the current high demand. TSMC, the semiconductor manufacturer par excellence and supplier of practically all the technology companies in the market, is involved in a complicated situation that will not end in 2021.
NVIDIA and TSMC warn about chip shortages until 2023
The shortage of chips is something that the major companies are already living with, as we have seen with NVIDIA and the trickle of its new graphics cards.
This situation seems to have no end, the CEO of TSMC, C. C. Wei, has warned that it may last throughout this year and the next. 2023 would be the year when the shortage would start to ease.
The main problem is that it puts the industry in check, from consoles to graphics cards to processors, all of these components carry chips and are being affected by this shortage.
TSMC has already made efforts to try to address this problem, this year made a millionaire investment, 30,000 million, to expand and improve production capacity.
This figure is part of a total of 100 billion dollars to be invested over the next three years, although some of it will be used to create new production plants.
Major companies such as Intel have announced that they will invest capital, $20 billion, to build two new factories to try to alleviate the chip shortage.
The interesting thing about Intel’s investment is that these plants will not be destined to manufacture the blue giant’s processors, but will offer their service to third-party companies.