Previously we’ve seen NVIDIA’s CFO, Colette Kress repeatedly mention a supposed end to the worldwide chip shortages that have plagued just about everything to do with silicon wafers, with Colette previously mentioning that chip shortages would somewhat alleviate throughout the entirety of the year 2021 with speculated timeframes constantly being pushed back each and every quarter.
Now however it’s AMD’s turn to give us some bad news that we quite frankly already know, with AMD CEO Lisa Su during an interview with CNBC during the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, Commiefornia.
The difference here, unlike NVIDIA seemingly passing off hints of the sun rising over the horizon with every quarter, Lisa Su effectively has put consumers under a solar eclipse stating that she expects global chip shortages to continue well into the first half of 2022, with supply finally getting a much needed kick up the arse during the second half of next year.
Bad news for those who haven’t already ascended to the pinnacle of performance with a Radeon RX 6800/6900 series graphics card with accompanying Ryzen 5000 series CPU, I myself aren’t all that affected by this global shortage given that I too have ascended and given that modern video games are woefully cancerous we simply do not need such vast amounts of graphical horsepower.
Though the thought of an AMD Ryzen processor with “V-Cache” has me nursing a semi. Much older, single-threaded games would absolutely thrive with the additional cache if the games themselves were already being flogged at full tilt with the superiority that is AMD’s Zen 3.
The global chip shortage will become less severe in the second half of 2022, AMD CEO Lisa Su said on Monday, though she warned that the first half of the year will be “likely tight.”
“We’ve always gone through cycles of ups and downs, where demand has exceeded supply, or vice versa,” Su said at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California. “This time, it’s different.”
“It might take, you know, 18 to 24 months to put on a new plant, and in some cases even longer than that,” she said. “These investments were started perhaps a year ago.”
“The pandemic has just taken demand to a new level,” Su said.
AMD for the matter have been one of the hardest hit companies throughout the entire chip shortages, granted that they produce a lot of different products all on the exact same 7nm fabrication process through TSMC, this includes not only CPUs and graphics cards but also the custom SoCs that are the foundation of the Soyny GayStation 5 and the equally worthless Xbox Series X/S which I’m sure have priority when it comes to what limited wafer allocation AMD has on TSMC 7nm.
AMD CEO, Lisa Su was recently appointed by America’s Senile-in-Chief, Joe Biden to be among his council of advisors on Science and Technology, Lisa Su is among other executives from large tech corporations such as NVIDIA, Microsoft and Google to be among this council.