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(Windows Phone Central)


13 september 2021 19:18:09

Chip price hikes could increase how much you pay for smartphones, PCs
(Windows Phone Central)

Wafer prices are on the rise, which means the cost of electronics is likely on the way up for consumers. What you need to know TSMC`s recently announced price increases for wafers will probably affect the cost of many electronic devices. It`s predicted that smartphone prices will increase to maintain profit margins. Smartphones will be most affected by the wafer price increases, but PCs and other electronics could also see price increases. Chipmaker TSMC recently shared changes to its wafer prices with customers, making it likely that price hikes for certain devices will continue into 2022. A report by Counterpoint digs into the effect of wafer price increases in the smartphone industry and the global chip industry. Since 2022 and the current quarter, wafer prices of matured nodes have gone up 25-40% and are expected to increase another 20% by 2022. Smartphones will likely be the devices most affected by these price increases, particularly low-end devices. Though, it`s safe...

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