It has been claimed that Samsung will increase microchip prices. According to the claims of the sources within the sector, whose name has not been shared, semiconductor prices will increase in the range of 15 per cent to 20 per cent. This means that the price of all electronic products, from smartphones to televisions, will rise.
Recently, there has been a development that will annoy consumers who are considering purchasing a smartphone, computer or any electronic device. An anonymous source told Bloomberg that Samsung is in talks with microchip customers and that semiconductor prices will rise in the range of 15 to 20 per cent. If this claim is true, the prices of smart electronic products will skyrocket due to increasing costs…
According to the source, Samsung will introduce the new prices in the second half of this year. The level of development of the chip will determine the rate of increase. Allegedly, simpler chips will increase by 15 per cent, while advanced and complex chips will increase by around 20 per cent. Bloomberg states that it has reached Samsung, but officials prefer to remain silent.
Samsung isn’t the only company planning to hike chip prices
Although claims about Samsung are remarkable, Samsung is not the only company that will increase microchip prices. So much so that TSMC, one of Samsung’s most important competitors, entered 2022 with a 20 per cent hike decision. In 2023, a new increase in the range of 5 per cent to 8 per cent is at the door. It is known that the semiconductor manufacturer UMC has a 4 per cent hike decision for the second quarter of 2022.
To be frank, this news is troubling for all electronic products. Because all electronic products we use in our homes today contain microchips. The number of companies producing these chips in the world does not exceed the finger of one hand. The simultaneous price increase decision of the companies means that the price of PCs, laptops, televisions and many more products will increase along with smartphones.