PC Component Shortage Predicted For the Fourth Quarter Of 2016
DigiTimes claims that we might see a PC component shortage in the fourth quarter of 2016 and the major factor behind this is the decline in the PC market as well as the increasing shift of users from PC to smartphones and mobile devices.
Suppliers and PC component manufacturers are now shifting their efforts towards the production of hardware for smartphones instead of for PC. This is resulting in a delayed supplied for said manufacturers. This is why it is being predicted that there could be a PC component shortage in the fourth quarter of 2016.
If you take memory into consideration, more and more manufacturers are now stressing the manufacturing of smartphone memory as compared to PC memory. This is again due to the shifting trend from PC to smartphones. Samsung is trying to sell as many as the S7 devices as possible in order to make up for the loss encountered due to the Note 7 incident.
This means that Samsung is demanding more and more memory from suppliers. The same is the case with Apple and the new iPhone 7. So you see why this could result in a PC component shortage.
With the holidays coming closer this could be an issue for PC gaming enthusiasts that want to enjoy these holidays with a fresh build and a good gaming experience that will help them relax and cool off.
Although component suppliers usually prepare 3-4 weeks of inventory for incidents, the component shortages are likely to start becoming a problem after November unless the suppliers increase their capacity or clients reduce their orders.
Suppliers will need to increase their capacity as winter is coming and the demand is going to get higher in the holiday season as well.
We have talked about how the overall demand for PCs has decreased but the gaming enthusiast is always going to go for a desktop PC.
What do you think about this PC component shortage prediction?