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Qualcomm president and CEO Cristiano Amon said that smartphones have been affected by the semiconductor shortage that has occurred in recent months and believes this scenario will last until the end of the year.
This situation has arisen due to increased demand for several products, which has led to a shortage of silicon, as reported by Android Authority.
The company’s CEO explained in statements to CNET that the semiconductor shortage is “affecting everything,” including mobile handsets.
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Amon pointed to the drop in demand during the health crisis followed by a significant rebound shortly thereafter as the main cause of the shortfall.
The executive believes that this situation could last until the end of 2021.
The head of Qualcomm suggested that his company has more pressure from smartphone manufacturers because Huawei’s decline due to the American restrictions represents a business opportunity for its rivals.
Amon notes that, unfortunately, the supply chain was not prepared for this increased demand for components and has been overwhelmed by it.
Although it is not clear which smartphone segment is suffering most from this semiconductor shortage situation, experts believe it is those using 5nm processors such as the Snapdragon 888.
However, this situation has not only occurred in the smartphone sector but has also affected others such as the automotive sector, where manufacturers are considering stockpiling chips to protect themselves and not slow down production in factories.
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