AMD processors work in New Gen consoles. But a new forecast from Intel makes it clear that the tense situation in the chip market won’t end this year or next.
The chip crisis has the entertainment industry and many other businesses firmly in its grip. Sony also had to limit the planned production of the PS5 and reduce the forecast accordingly. For customers, this means that even nearly a year and a half after the launch of the new Sony console, interested parties still face major hurdles. The PS5 is largely sold out.
Relaxation only from 2024?
It seems that the basic situation will not change much in the coming years. Because Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of Intel, specified in an interview with CNBC its previous forecast, in which it assumed supply shortages could last into 2023. It now believes the chip shortage will extend into 2024.
“That’s one of the reasons why we think the general semiconductor shortage will drop from our previous estimates of 2023 to 2024, simply because the shortages are now hitting equipment and some of these fabs are getting tougher. “, did he declare.
As recently as October 2021, Gelsinger predicted: “We are now in the worst phase, each quarter of next year we will gradually improve, but the balance between supply and demand will not be achieved. before 2023.”
AMD was still optimistic for 2021
AMD chip production is more relevant for console gamers. CEO Lisa Su was here in the middle of last year quite optimistic. She expected the supply to increase in the second half of 2022. In 2023 she even expects a “top year”.
“We expect 2022 to be another strong growth year for consoles. If you look at the typical console cycle, the peak year is usually the fourth year. So you expect 2023 to be the peak year,” Su said. Note that AMD is in the lead with the production of components.
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Chipmakers are working hard to meet the growing demand for semiconductors. For example, Magdeburg is preparing to set up an Intel gigafactory. 10,000 new jobs are to be created there.
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