IBM President Says Chips Shortage Could Last Two More Years

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As IBM president Jim Whitehurst explained to the BBC, the shortage of Chips could last two more years. The popular technology firm that competed with Apple in the past for the progress and sales of personal computers explains that its estimates are for losses of more than $ 110.000 billion this year in the automotive sector due to the lack of components.

But it is that the technology industry is not without problems and logically it must be said that the chip and microchip manufacturing problems that go inside all the electronic devices that we use in our day to day.

From more shipping delays to shortages on production lines

In the end, what the consumer notices is that the shipment takes much longer than expected and that the production lines are not able to obtain the components to assemble the devices and this occurs in long delays at the time of shipments.

We are seeing it in consoles, cars, computers, smartphones, appliances and all kinds of electronic devices. Obviously, this is a problem for both manufacturers and users themselves, who see their desire to buy products frustrated due to the shortage.

If now that we are going that the expectations of delays are for the long term and that some already think that it will last a couple of years as is the case of the president of IBM, it gets a little more complicated. 

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