Enthusiasts chip deficiency might take more industries

14:15  09 may  2021
14:15  09 may  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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The supply bottlenecks in electronics components could also meet the manufacturers of consumer electronics or telecommunications equipment in the near future next time.

Wegen Lieferengpässen bei Halbleitern müssen sich Verbraucher einer Zeitungsrecherche zufolge auf längere Lieferzeiten und steigende Preise einstellen - beispielsweise beim Kauf eines Kühlschranks. © Florian Shoe / DPA-TMN Due to delivery bottlenecks For semiconductors, consumers of a newspaper research must be set to longer delivery times and rising prices - for example, when buying a refrigerator.

consumers would have to expect longer delivery times and rising prices, the "World on Sunday" reported. The newspaper had interviewed 20 suppliers about routers, telephones, consumer electronics and household appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

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Due to the increased demand in the Corona pandemic and bottlenecks in the procurement of semiconductors, all companies work to adapt their logistics. However, it also comes with additional suppliers to significantly longer delivery times.

For example, the company reported AVM, which offers the Fritzbox one of the most popular Wi-Fi routers in Germany, from short-term canceled delivery commitments for components. On newly ordered goods, the company must wait up to a year. Therefore, supply bottlenecks could not be excluded.

Gigaset, a manufacturer of cordless telephones, smartphones and equipment for the SmartHome, have similar problems. About 80 percent of Gigaset products are potentially affected by chip kneading, it was said in the report. According to own information, Gigaset suffers from extended delivery times and replacement times of up to 60 weeks.

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of rising prices reported the price comparison portal Idealo. "Our data show that the ongoing semiconductor bottlenecks seem to have an effect on consumer prices," said Michael Stempin, exercised at Idealo, the newspaper. For many products from the electrical sector, a significant increase in price has been observed in particular in recent months.

Because of missing semiconductor chips, automakers such as Ford, Audi, VW or Daimler already have to cancel layers and skimp. The chip giant Intel had recently warned that bottlenecks could last for several years - also because investment does not reach immediately.

The scarcity has been triggered, among other things, from the rapid increased demand for technology such as laptops in the Corona Pandemic as well as storage purchases of the Chinese Huawei Group in the face of US sanctions.

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