Chip manufacturers give new estimates of what is happening on the market almost every week, and usually they are worse and worse than the previous ones. This week, two major manufacturers, Intel and TSMC, said they expect the semiconductor crisis to end only next year. In the worst-case scenario, it will last until 2023.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said it would take the company at least another couple of years to ramp up production and deal with supply shortages. Thus, Intel will be able to meet demand only by 2023.
The situation with Taiwanese TSMC is about the same. CEO Xi Wei said the company will try to offer more capacity to meet demand in 2023.
Both companies are already building new factories.
This does not mean that there will be no new video cards, RAM and other components on the market, as well as consoles, but it does mean that high prices for them can persist for a longer time.