The semiconductor market has been experiencing a really deep crisis in recent months. There is many reasons why it does not perform well. One of the most reason is pandemic situation which has increased demand for some kinds of products using processors. For example, notebooks. Also there is important mention, that the shortage of raw materials has significantly slowed down the production of microchips in all corners of the world, while their shortage has affected almost all industries, whether we are talking directly about smartphones, computers, other electronics, but also cars, for example.
However, the latest reports point to a bad situation in the aforementioned smartphone segment, and the situation is unlikely to improve significantly in the coming months. One of the man, who said direct, was Lu Weibing from Xiaomi.
Chips are sold out, shortening the delivery of smartphones is not excluded
During the recent introduction of the new Redmi K40 flagship series from a popular Chinese manufacturer, Lu Weibing, CEO of Redmi, also spoke directly about the lack of microchips on the global market. Also he mention, that it will have impact on their company and not just Redmi, but also another subbrandeds.
Lu Weibing said during the conference that “the chips are sold out this year, there is a huge shortage of them. I do not dare to promise that there will be enough smartphones this year. “
Propably, the same problems will have also another manufactures. For example Realme, where the spokesman said similar comments before.
“Qualcomm’s main chips and other small materials (components) are not in stock, including power and radio frequency equipment,” Realme said.
The smartphone market may be experiencing a really tense year. It going to be interesting watching, what gonna happen in this year later.