In a recent interview with The Hindu BusinessLine, AMD CTO and EVP, Mark Papermaster, made some pretty interesting revelations regarding the chip shortage crisis that has currently encompassed the globe, much like COVID-19 has in terms of health.
According to Papermaster, the silicon industry could finally be at a supply-demand equilibrium in 2023 which implies prices should also return to their normal suggested MSRP levels during this period.
The process however will already be underway in a year's time from now in the second half (2H) 2022 when supply levels will start improving, believes Papermaster. This potentially means we could finally start seeing some more affordable graphics cards starting in 2H 2022. Here's his statement to The Hindu BusinessLine:
In our markets, we see an easing of supply in the second half of 2022 through 2023. That is when we are projecting the normalcy of supply and demand balance.
Earlier this year, Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger, stated "it could still take a couple of years" for the shortage to ease which is pretty much in line with what Mark Papermaster has said. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang also echoed similar sentiments and provided the following statement to Yahoo Finance Live recently:
I think that through the next year, demand is going to far exceed supply. We don’t have any magic bullets in navigating the supply chain
Overall, it does look like 2023 is when this global chip shortage could finally end seeing how the big three PC companies all seem to see eye to eye on the matter and also because there is no hint of that happening any time soon even though Goldman Sachs had suggested otherwise.
Source: The Hindu BusinessLine