Computer Chip shortage - according to CISCO - Real or Fake News ???  

    Computer Chip shortage - according to CISCO  - Real or Fake News ???

    Computer Chip shortage - according to CISCO - Real or Fake News ???

    Posted: 25 Apr 2021
    The boss of networking giant Cisco has said the shortage of computer chips is set to last for most of this year.

    Many firms have seen production delayed because of a lack of semiconductors, triggered by the Covid pandemic and exacerbated by other factors.

    Cisco chief Chuck Robbins told the BBC: "We think we've got another six months to get through the short term.

    "The providers are building out more capacity. And that'll get better and better over the next 12 to 18 months."

    That expansion of capacity will be crucial as advances in technology - including 5G, cloud computing, the internet of things and artificial intelligence - drive a big increase in demand.
    Read more: Cisco says computer chip shortage to last six months - BBC News

    Hi folks
    CISCO apparently is reporting a shortage of Computer Chips

    Not sure if this is real or a ploy to get people to buy more quickly. There are loads of memory chips, Mobos, laptops etc on sale currently at quite good prices so who knows.

    jimbo45's Avatar Posted By: jimbo45
    25 Apr 2021

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    Example: car industry. Forecast car orders and production demand was well below reality, so car manufacturers cancelled orders. Now there's a shortage of relevant parts. That's part of the cyclical nature of that particular industry.

    Couple that with other factors - as reported by the FT.
    Subscribe to read | Financial Times

    Ford has in the last week closed a dozen facilities in North America and Europe, some for months, while Jaguar Land Rover will this week shut two of its UK factories. Renault last week suspended production guidance completely, saying there was too much uncertainty in its supply chain, while Daimler cut the hours of more than 18,000 staff in Germany to cater to lower production levels. Carmakers have already lost out on making hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the opening months of this year, with most large manufacturers announcing stoppages to production that analysts expect to cost the industry billions of dollars over the course of the year. The crisis, which began last year but was exacerbated by the Texas storms and a fire at a Renesas chip factory in Japan, comes just as manufacturers were banking on a recovery in demand after the pandemic. Griffiths, who took on the role last October, said that production at Seat’s Martorell plant outside Barcelona was currently “hand to mouth”, with the brand deciding which cars to build only after it receives chips from suppliers.
    There's a global shortage of computer chips – what's causing it? | New Scientist

    Just some examples...the FT and New Scientist are reputable..
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    - which might give another motive for China to get its hands on Taiwan...
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    I'm afraid the people in China will have no chip to use.
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