When gamers struggled to purchase new graphics cards last year, the first signs of the problem were received. Apple has delayed the release of the new iPhone model, and the latest Xbox and PlayStation game consoles have had a hard time keeping up with demand.
This year, while cryptocurrencies and equipment used in mining, coronavirus epidemic, production problems came to a halt in some places.
Global chip crisis at the door, prices may rise
Including computer, video card, phone even the automobile industry the demand for everything has increased and in the supply of the necessary chips problems started to arise.
Based in Taiwan, the world’s largest chip maker TSMC companyalready had difficulty meeting demand, now his job is even more difficult. Because the water crisis that started in Taiwan, that is the drought, all plans for chip production has turned upside down.
Technology editor Erdi Özüağ talked about the latest developments in the chip crisis and what awaits us in the upcoming period on his YouTube channel.
Chip factories have great difficulty in accessing the water they need for production, which directly delays all plans. Curfew restrictions around the world led to an explosion of demand in electronic devices such as computers and game consoles, and manufacturers who had problems in supply, production and distribution due to the restrictions were unable to keep up with demand.