Currently, the world is experiencing one of the most serious shortages of semiconductors. From smart phones to the automotive market, all industries have been affected by it. Now, senior officials from China’s well-known smartphone manufacturers Realme and Xiaomi have commented on the matter, even calling it a major issue.
For those who don’t know, there is a shortage of global chip supply, which has caused supply problems to various market segments. The shortage has caused global prices to rise, and the value of chip stocks has also risen. However, despite the supply shortage, the demand for semiconductors is still rising. According to Yicai’s report, smartphone chips are “completely out of stock.”
The Realme executive said that Qualcomm’s chips are out of stock due to the supply of materials, power supplies and radio frequency equipment.
As early as February 2021, Xiaomi President Lu Weibing also added that the current supply problem is not a simple problem, but an extreme shortage. According to sources close to the smartphone supply chain, Qualcomm has delayed the delivery of materials for its chips for more than 30 weeks.
The delivery of its CSD Bluetooth audio chip has been as long as 33 weeks. It’s worth noting that this has caused other brands such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus to increase their inventory of smartphone-related components, which has further exacerbated the situation and put the site at full load on chip suppliers. pressure.
An industry analyst from Taiwan said: “Currently, mobile phone processors, PMIC power management chips, and MCU microprocessor chips are all out of stock.” Similarly, Han Jinman, executive vice president of Samsung’s memory chip business, also said that due to chip foundries.
The shortage of supply has become a global problem, and the supply of other semiconductor components may affect the demand for mobile devices. “