The technological market situation due to the lack of chips is worrying. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down production plants and the industry is not expected to catch up until 2023. The drop in the sale of charts is another indicator from a stage of lack of stock and price rises to levels never seen before.
In the middle of the week of Black Friday, consumers complain about the lack of offers. And it is that there is no inventory to be able to reduce. There are multiple sectors affected, but graphics cards take the cake. The lack of chips and the insatiable crypto miners have caused users and professionals to have serious problems buying this important component. Unless they pay insane prices and for some models not even so.
A report by Jon Peddie Research has put data in the moment we live. The sale of graphics fell 18.2% in the third quarter compared to the previous one. The data is better in year-on-year terms, although it is logical considering the pandemic situation of a year ago. In addition, the third quarter is usually the strongest of the year due to the ‘back to school’, but COVID and the recession have altered seasonality.
In fact, the third quarter saw the biggest drop since the previous quarter in a decade and was well below the average of the last ten years. Only NVIDIA managed to increase shipments and this has been reflected in the great rise in income of the green giant. AMD shipments were down 11.4 percent, while Intel fell saw its shipments decrease by 25.6 percent.
The current situation in market share is reflected in the following image. Intel continues to lead with a significant decline and sustained thanks to the integrated into its processors, while NVIDIA leads the sales of dedicated graphics.
JPR has also provided data from sale of CPUs. And they are just as disturbing, with a fall in the third quarter of 23.1% compared to the previous quarter. The analytics firm has also provided tablet data, with shipments falling 6.9 percent.
JPR President Says COVID-19 continues to unbalance the fragile supply chain that it relied too much on a ‘just-in-time’ strategy. «We do not expect to see a stabilized supply chain until the end of 2022«, He assures. Meanwhile, the CEO of NVIDIA said last week that he expects demand to far exceed supply until 2022, while the head of AMD hopes that the shortage of chips may decrease in the second half of 2022. For his part Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger predicts the shortage will last until 2023.
There is consensus among analysts that a return to “normality” in chips will not occur until 2023. Bad times for the technology industry.