Accept, the cost of smartphones, game consoles and other goods will increase
Technique and not only will rise in price due to the increase in the cost of Samsung's services in terms of chip production
Many devices and not only use chips that Samsung produces. Wherever these chips are developed, by the South Korean giant itself or, for example, by Qualcomm, in some cases Samsung is indispensable. For unwitting dependence on the chip manufacturer, electronics and car manufacturers will sooner or later have to pay. And that moment is near.
It was reported that Samsung plans to raise the cost of its services for the production of chips in the second half of this year by 15-20%. Chips created using mature technical processes will add the most to the price. At the moment, the company is negotiating with customers to increase the cost of services, some of them have already reached an agreement.
The increase in the price of chips “cast” by Samsung will affect manufacturers of smartphones, game consoles, tablets and automotive systems. Samsung itself is proudly silent and does not comment on this information in any way, leaving it at the mercy of analysts, experts and insiders. Those, in turn, are preparing consumers for an increase in the cost of the final product, equipment and cars will rise in price, they will have to pay more. They will grumble, but they will reconcile. True, due to the increase in cost, and the almost inevitable increase in prices for these products, they will be less willing to buy.
In fairness, it should be said that against the background of the crisis, the shortage of components and problems due to the coronavirus, the cost of Samsung services has remained stable for a long time. Unlike the same TSMC , the South Korean giant, until recently, found reserves in order not to increase the cost of services and chipsets. But the inevitable rise in the cost of materials, new outbreaks of COVID-19 and the unstable situation in the market eventually forced it to revise prices for semiconductor production.