The global shortage of semiconductors has been a major headache for the entire technology industry for well over a year at this point, and that, of course, applies to the games industry as well. Manufacturing has been unexpectedly complicated for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, as well as people like AMD and Nvidia in the PC space, and with that it looks like supplies for the Switch, the PS5, and With the Xbox Series X / S continuing to be triggered for the foreseeable future, it’s clear that the chip shortage isn’t going away anytime soon.
According to Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang, the global shortage of semiconductors will continue to be a complication that manufacturers will have to deal with through 2022 as well. Huang said the same thing when he recently spoke to Yahoo! Finance, before adding, where Nvidia is concerned, that the company’s large and dispersed supply chain will continue to help it through that rough window.
“I think throughout the next year, demand will be much higher than supply. We have no magic bullets in navigating the supply chain, ”said Huang. “We have the support of our suppliers. We are fortunate that we are multi-source and that our supply chain is diverse and our company is quite large so we have large ecosystem support around us. ”
This is not an uncommon view by any means. People like AMD, Toshiba, and Foxconn have all said the chip shortage will continue until 2022, while recently, Intel’s CEO Pat Gelsinger said it could even extend to 2023. Read more about that here.