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Reuters: Intel reiterated that the chip supply shortage may last for several years

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said on Monday local time that the global semiconductor shortage problem may take several years to be resolved. This problem has led to the closure of some automotive production lines and other areas including consumer electronics are also affected.


Reuters reported that Gelsinger stated at an online conference at the International Computer Show that the trend of studying and working at home during the epidemic has caused an explosive growth in semiconductor demand and has put tremendous pressure on the global supply chain.

"Although the industry has taken measures to address recent constraints, the ecosystem may still take several years to solve the problems of foundry capacity, substrate and component shortages." Gelsinger said.

In addition, Gelsinger said Intel plans to expand its business to other regions in the United States and Europe to ensure the sustainability and safety of the global semiconductor supply chain. "

It is reported that Gelsinger said in an interview with The Washington Post in mid-April that the shortage of chips will take "a few years" to ease. Intel plans to start producing chips within 6 to 9 months to solve the shortage of chips in US auto factories. problem.

The company announced in March this year that it would invest 20 billion U.S. dollars to build two brand-new fabs in Arizona, USA. It will also set up a special "foundry service department" to manufacture chips for external semiconductor companies.