Global chip shortage ‘affecting everybody except Apple,’ Android phones face delays

Samsung today warned that there is a “serious imbalance” in semiconductors causing a global chip shortage that could delay the launch of its future iPhone wannabes. Analysts note that this shortage is affecting everybody except Apple.

TSMCBloomberg News:

Samsung Electronics Co. warned it’s grappling with the fallout from a “serious imbalance” in semiconductors globally, becoming the largest tech giant to voice concerns about chip shortages spreading beyond the automaking industry.

Samsung, one of the world’s largest makers of chips and consumer electronics, expects the crunch to pose a problem to its business next quarter, co-Chief Executive Officer Koh Dong-jin said during an annual shareholders meeting in Seoul… “There’s a serious imbalance in supply and demand of chips in the IT sector globally,” said Koh, who oversees the company’s IT and mobile divisions. “Despite the difficult environment, our business leaders are meeting partners overseas to solve these problems. It’s hard to say the shortage issue has been solved 100 percent.”

“The tightened supply of Qualcomm AP chips produced by TSMC is affecting everybody except Apple,” said MS Hwang, analyst at Samsung Securities… “The IC shortage will be a problem to frustrate the supply chain in next six months,” said Charles Shum, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence.

MacDailyNews Take: Gee, that’s too bad. 🙂

Always big fans of your work, Karma!


  1. Apple and Tesla locking up the chip and battery supplies is the FUTURE for the next 5 to 10 years as other manufacturers try to compete at volume in electric cars and then electric aircraft.

  2. This reminds me of story from the way back machine, where Steve Jobs would buy up all the chips for iPods, so the competitors could only make bigger clunkier machines. Sorry guys!

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