Graphics Cards: Stock Shortages Could End This Summer

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Several sources close to the graphics cards manufacturing industry indicate that the shortage of components for the manufacture of computer parts could improve by the summer of this year.

Over the past few years, graphics card manufacturers have relied on Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Company to manufacture ABF substrates. The technology has been around since the mid-1990s, when the company discovered the insulation material. Since then, this material has been part of most GPU designs, but also processors, chips, integrated network circuits or even processors for the automotive industry.

Reliance on a single company is at the root of the problem with graphics card shortages, with brands like Intel and AMD promising changes to help rejuvenate the market.

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Now, statements from people linked to ASRock & TUL (PowerColor) have come to light, which refer to a significant improvement in the production capacity of ABF substrates from the summer of 2022. AMD and Intel point in the same direction, but using other partners to assist in the graphics card manufacturing process.

In recent years the production of this key component has not been able to keep up with demand due to the pandemic scenario. Companies like NanYa and Unimicron have been doing what they can to help the Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Company, and additional factories have even been built that should help put an end to the current landscape.

On the other hand, some analysts believe that the difficulty in producing substrates could remain until 2025, something that would prove catastrophic for consumers.


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