16 Aug 2021 -

Infineon & Intel predict shortages into 2023

Chief Executive of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, sees the global semiconductor shortage potentially stretching into 2023, raising further concerns for global semiconductor users.

It could take one or two years to get back to a reasonable supply-and-demand balance in the semiconductor industry, Mr. Gelsinger said in a recent interview. “We have a long way to go yet,” he said. “It just takes a long time to build [manufacturing] capacity.”

Infineon CEO, Reinhard Ploss, echoed Gelsinger, adding that when the shortfall in chips would end would be dependent on not just demand, but also on how quickly manufacturing capacity can be expanded.

“Construction of new plants and sites where silicon wafers can be processed into chips can take up to two and a half years, even upgrading existing plants would require up to a year,” said Ploss.

“In areas where we have to wait for new semiconductor manufacturing, the chip shortage may stretch into 2023,” he said.

Ploss estimated that capacity was about 20% short of demand currently in the mobile telephony chip sector, while in other areas, the shortfall is at about 10%.

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