Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger in an interview with Nikkei Asia shared that he doesn’t think the processor shortage will end before 2023. Many people’s plan to buy a gaming computer will probably have to wait for a long time. than.
Since the variant Omicron is spreading at a high speed around the world, our hopes for a quick end to the pandemic as well as the shortage of processors have not come true. Intel CEO Gelsinger’s prediction was made during a business trip to Malaysia, where the company will invest in a manufacturing plant here with a budget of $ 7.1 billion.
Besides the factory in Malaysia, Intel will also soon produce microprocessors in the US and Europe. This is a good sign that leading companies are cutting profits and investing in production to combat supply shortages.
The problem is, these facilities won’t take shape in an instant. Gelsinger himself says that production will take at least three years to see results. Intel is now firmly building in the US, Israel, and Ireland, but it’s still a long way from starting the line.
CEOs of companies technology leading published in the last month that the shortfall will be improved in 2022 when supply will exceed the demand, but with the Omicron raging strong, it seems the user’s wish will have to “reboot”. It feels like we’re taking one step forward and two steps back. Not only the pandemic, the various economic wars between the world’s powers, and climate change will also greatly affect the production process.
However, not everything is so bleak. The impact on production capacity is due to high-level, widespread quarantine and service closure procedures. Keeping factories running will certainly be extremely difficult. Malaysia’s Minister of Commerce is delighted with Intel’s interest and investment and hopes that this will boost part of the country’s economy as well as improve sourcing for end-users.
Besides computer processors, a series of other components are also strongly affected by the lack of memory chip output. Personal gaming consoles are constantly “disappearing” after hitting the shelves, RAM DDR5 is nowhere to be found, and the story of graphics processors does not end overnight.
Intel’s investment is underway from 2022 to 2023, and hopefully, PC gamers will have a happier 2022 holiday season. Building a new computer at this point wasn’t impossible, but it was unreasonably expensive.