by Juan Antonio Soto 1 hour ago Yesterday we informed you of a considerable drop in the price of graphics cards, in part because its stock is finally stable with much higher availability than a few months ago. As we can read in Reuters, the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine may affect the US supply chain. In these countries, many of the materials necessary for the manufacture of semiconductors are obtained, which are necessary to a greater or lesser extent.
For example, more than 90% of the Neon supplies for the United States come from the Ukraine, in addition 35% of the Palladium comes from Russia. With such a conflict, the US supply chain can be disrupted and some such as the Neon needed for the lasers used to make chips. From the White House they have held talks with US companies to ensure this type of supply and not have to depend on these countries in the event of a conflict.
According to statements by an executive, the supply of this type of necessary components would not be cut in case of conflict, it would simply raise its price. The problem is if this increase continues in some supplies since Semiconductor demand will skyrocket up to 37% in the next 4 years. End of Article. Tell us something in the Comments or come to our Forum!
Juan Antonio Soto
I am a Computer Engineer and my specialty is automation and robotics. My passion for hardware began at the age of 14 when I gutted my first computer: a 386 DX 40 with 4MB of RAM and a 210MB hard drive. I continue to give free rein to my passion in the technical articles that I write in Geeknetic. I spend most of my free time playing video games, contemporary and retro, on the more than 20 consoles I have, in addition to the PC.