The production problems of PS5, Xbox and PC graphics are partially due to parts that cost less than 1 euro


The production problems of PS5, Xbox and PC graphics are partially due to parts that cost less than 1 euro

Stock issues continue to PS5 and Xbox Series X / S consoles, in addition to PC components such as graphics and CPUs. It continues to cite the problems with semiconductors and other parts, which also dot mobile phones, cars, etc. But being more specific, one of the biggest culprits is some tiny pieces of just € 1 cost.

As they point out in this Bloomberg article, the worldwide shortage of on-screen drivers and this tiny and hitherto anonymous chip are putting global production in check. Although being more specific, everything that is produced and computerized, although more specific details are given in the same article.

The article gives interesting details about why we live this shortage of these products. Since delays in production orders (companies thought that lockdowns would result in less demand for Computer products, not the other way around) to the fact that some of these components are manufactured using outdated methods; until the fact that many components now need chips that previously did not.

Even now it seems that some adverse factors have made everything worse -if possible-, such as the ship that was stuck for days in the Suez Canal. Although many would expect improvements in production capacity from all this, it seems that the companies responsible for parts such as those named they won’t change their systems anytime soon.

And is that they wouldn’t be interested in doing it, as “the existing productions are amortized and adjusted to have almost perfect yields, so these pieces can be made for € 1, or less, and the more advanced ones for not much more“.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X shortage could last until mid-2022, according to one of the big Asian manufacturers

¿What else could happen to delay production? It will be better not to speak too loudly about it, because those who are still interested in buying new consoles, graphics, etc. cannot do so normally after several months since its launch.

Source: Bloomberg (Thanks, Kotaku)


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