A senior employee of computer manufacturer Acer said yesterday, Tuesday, that the chip shortage in the middle class is gradually subsiding. Improvement can already be expected for this quarter. According to Acer, the situation will even improve significantly in the second half of the year, reports Taiwan News.
Many automakers and electronics manufacturers are currently struggling with insufficient semiconductor products on the market. Andrew Hou, Acer’s president for Asia Pacific, told journalists in Taipei yesterday, Tuesday, that his suppliers had responded to the chip shortage late last year. He expects better care in the second quarter of this year than in the first. In the second half of the year, Hou looks loud Taiwan News a further improvement of the situation.
Chip shortages for a variety of reasons
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many consumers have stocked up on laptops, game consoles, and other electronic products, resulting in low inventory levels. Companies have equipped their employees with notebooks because they often have to work from home. Automakers also expected lower demand and had to order more chips than planned.
Hou said Acer’s sales in Asia Pacific are booming – not counting China. Many companies and authorities are looking for laptops to equip their employees with. However, he also stated that from Acer’s point of view, it is not the high-end chips that are missing. They are chips that have not interested anyone for a long time.