03 Nov 2022 -

What crypto volatility means for electronic component supply chain

DigiTimes is recommending companies track crypto-currency movements and the impact this has on the availability of electronic components and their own supply chains.

“By 2021, crypto mining comprised 35% of global consumer demand for GPUs. The number of orders for DRAM components, GPUs, plus other advanced chips and wafers overwhelmed manufacturers and once again caused a supply race, reported DigiTimes.

“Ethereum was the top consumer of high-end GPUs through 2021, but a new “proof-of-stake” mining system has eliminated the need for GPU cards. In preparation for this process, demand for GPUs fell rapidly in the beginning of 2022. The first two months of the year saw Nvidia’s sales of GPU cards drop by 75% in comparison to the year prior.”

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