Samsung: the supply shortage of AP and RF chips will continue until the second half of 2022
In the past year or so, the word shortage seems to have been tied to the semiconductor industry, and the global shortage of chip supply has affected all walks of life. For ordinary people, the smartphones they use every day have also been impacted. Samsung, as an important supplier in the smartphone supply chain, and the largest brand of Android phones obviously has a say in this regard.
According to The Elec report, the head of Samsung’s mobile business recently met with more than 30 partners and supplier representatives to discuss shortages in the supply chain. At the meeting, Samsung pointed out that the supply shortage of AP and RF chips will continue until the second half of 2022. Samsung is taking a number of measures to alleviate the supply shortage, such as promoting the signing of annual contracts with foundries or increasing the cycle of chip reserves, from meeting the supply-demand of two weeks in the past to four weeks.
In order to cope with the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy S21 FE released in the first half of next year, Samsung has started to produce the components required for the new smartphone in October this year to ensure the smooth release of the new product. If the supply chain shortage is severe, or the cycle is longer, Samsung may also take other measures to deal with it.