As we talked about last week, is the global supply shortage of all types of products, from consoles to phones to cars, down to the shortage of semiconductors. More specifically, though, some of the greatest sinners is lack small parts it costs around $ 1.
Like this Bloomberg the report points out, a global shortage of monitor drivers and the equally tiny and previously anonymous power management chip are two of the most specific parts of the supply chain that deal with global production of pretty much anything that has a computer.
The same report also provides a pretty interesting update on just Why We have this shortcoming, from a snap-back in production orders (companies thought locking would create less demand for data-related products, no more) to the fact that some of these components are made using outdated production methods to an explosion in the variety and volume of devices that need chips that previously did not.
While we expect that this huge increase in demand will mean a rush of new factories and improved production opportunities, the real downturn here for anyone looking for a PS5 or with a new car stuck on a dock somewhere, is that the companies that are responsible for creating components that the display driver is not interested in changing at any time, since “existing lines are completely depreciated and fine-tuned for near-perfect yields, which means basic screen drivers can be created for less than a dollar and more advanced versions for not much more. “