Chip shortage ends suddenly – but that doesn’t help the car industry

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TSMC is one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world and produces for Apple and VW, among others
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Suddenly they are available again: Amazon sold current GeForce graphics cards on Prime Day on a special offer, 50 euros below the manufacturer’s recommended price. A few weeks ago, these PC components cost twice as much.

The online retailer Mindfactory is currently offering AMD’s Ryzen chips well below the recommended price, and the price comparison portal Idealo, which, like Welt and Business Insider, belongs to Axel Springer SE, lists Sony’s Playstation 5 games console as being available again without any problems – this was unthinkable in the spring . Is the chip supply crisis now suddenly over, contrary to all forecasts that predicted a global bottleneck at least until 2023?

At least in Taiwan, the signs are suddenly completely different than they were in the spring. Because the big brand manufacturers of laptops, smartphones and PC components as well as their contract manufacturers in Asia are currently apparently surprised by a sudden slump in private demand. The most important contract manufacturer for high-end chips is Taiwan’s TSMC, where Apple, Nvidia and AMD have their processors manufactured.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.de/gruenderszene/automotive-mobility/chipknappheit-autoindustrie-mangel/

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