With the pandemic period, there is an explosion of demand for laptop and tablet computers due to remote interaction. Players have also increased the demand for game systems.
The computer market, which continued in stagnation until the beginning of the year, was almost overflowing with the pandemic. There is not enough supply to meet the demand, as producers are planning the roadmap according to the recession. As a result, stock shortage begins.
It will last until 2022
Stock shortages began with the sudden boom in demand for laptops and desktop computers, according to a study by Reuters. Then, when the production conditions, which became difficult due to the pandemic, were added, things became a difficult issue.
In 2008, the computer market reached its peak with 300 million sales and then started to decline. In 2020, a point of around 300 million is expected again. In addition, the number of tablets and PCs in use is expected to reach 1.77 billion this year.
On the other hand, there is great dynamism in the chip world. AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 APU series, Intel’s Tiger Lake processors, allow more computer systems to appear as the RTX 3000 series. When this happens, the production system comes to a blockage point.
Gregg Prendergast, chief operating officer at Acer USA, states that the supply chain has been busier than ever in the history of computer systems and orders could not be fulfilled. It is estimated that the production rate will not be able to keep up with the demands until 2022. With the normalization expectations, the supply-demand balance is expected to be settled by 2022.