Acer: Things are getting better for mid-range PCsYesterday, we wrote that the supply of Intel's latest chips may soon be affected by substrate shortages. The current volume of Rocket Lake-S processors was manufactured last quarter and word on the street is that Intel is unable to get enough supply of substrates to meet the demand for its processors. This is expected to have an impact on the supply of processors later this quarter.
Acer's Hou on the other hand thinks things are slowly improving. Reuters writes that Hou told reporters that the supply chain has "jumped into action" to alleviate shortages. The senior executive says shortages of mid-range products for the consumer market are already easing and will get much better in the second half of this year.
Hou said he expected better supplies in the second quarter compared with the first quarter of this year, and that the situation in the second half will be better than the second quarter.Hopefully, supply and demand will balance soon.
“That’s what we are seeing at the moment,” he added.
The shortage stems from a confluence of factors as carmakers, which shut plants during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, compete against the sprawling consumer electronics industry for chip supplies.