TSMC is the most valuable semiconductor business in the world, producing chips for Apple, Mediatek, Nvidia, AMD, and even Intel. According to a fresh report from DigiTimes, TSMC is hiking the pricing of chips made on matured and advanced nodes by 10 to 20%.
Computer component prices to be hiked?
This will have an impact on a wide range of computer devices, including AMD’s existing CPUs and GPUs, which are manufactured on the 7nm node, as well as forthcoming goods that will be manufactured on the 5nm process. As a result, AMD’s present and future products will be significantly more expensive than they are now.
Although Samsung manufactures the current RTX 30 series of GPUs, the source claims that NVIDIA would use TSMC’s foundry to produce the next RTX 40 series of GPUs utilising a 5nm technology. In fact, NVIDIA is alleged to have paid a deposit to secure the foundry’s services. Again, the spike in costs will also make the future RTX 40 series GPUs even more costly.
Because of the scarcity of GPUs, the RTX 40 series will be even more expensive than the present RTX 30 series, owing to scalpers and cryptocurrency miners.
Because Intel’s forthcoming ARC GPUs will be manufactured by TSMC, you may expect a price increase. Intel CPUs, on the other hand, maybe unaffected because Intel produces them in-house.
The DigiTimes analysis predicts that 2022 may be a difficult year for PC fans, owing to a substantial increase in component prices. As of now, it’s unclear whether this will have an impact on the smartphone sector, as TSMC is used by businesses like Mediatek and Apple to produce processors utilizing the newest 5nm and 4nm nodes.
Qualcomm may be the only semiconductor maker unaffected by this decision. Samsung manufactures both the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and the Snapdragon 888 SoCs. Nonetheless, PC aficionados should expect to spend more, as OEMs will undoubtedly pass on the price increase to customers, resulting in a higher final product price.
With the shortage going on! It’s quite sure that we will get to see massive price change in the computer world. Although, there is no such updates on how much price change will be implements, but let’s wait and see.