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Sorry guys not good news Chip prices rising by a further 10 - 20% according to Wall Street Journal

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Flake87, 28 Aug 2021.

  1. Flake87

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jul 2015

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  2. pcuser


    Joined: 28 Jul 2021

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    Location: London

    Silicon is the new gold.
  3. Cooler running

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Mar 2019

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    Location: Channel Islands

    For now, sure, it's all a game of supply and demand with semi-conductors.
    It'll probably net off below inflation in a few years, after demand becomes more predictable, until then it'll be rough.

    The noises made by top gov officials are promising, we might even have a chip glut mid-to-late 2020's if the level of investment into fabs is what I expect will happen.
    Last edited: 30 Aug 2021
  4. Nathlm


    Joined: 29 Aug 2011

    Posts: 15

    Brilliant, just as the GPU prices are starting to come down a little...
    There's always something that's causing prices to spike.
    If it weren't so well documented, I'd be calling a conspiracy.
  5. Nevakonaza


    Joined: 7 Jan 2009

    Posts: 5,667

    It's really no surprise, now the big players know to what lengths people will pay for certain items, so do the company's that make the smaller component's for such items.