The news that will cause an increase in smartphone prices came from Taiwan, where the world’s number one chip manufacturer company TSMC is located.
The chip and raw material crisis and the supply problems had a negative impact on the automotive industry, and the citizens, who could not find a new vehicle due to the crisis in production and high prices, turned to the second hand. The second-hand car market was active, and the prices were competing with brand new vehicles. A news from Taiwan seems to increase the already high smartphone prices even more.
Taiwanese TSMC, one of the biggest shareholders in chipset production, made important statements about the upcoming process. TSMC is having trouble producing chips.
TSMC, the world’s most important chip manufacturer, is increasing all production fees, citing rising raw material costs. hardwarelogExplaining that it took such a decision due to the supply and stock shortages in the semiconductor industry, TSMC announced that it increased the 7nm and 5nm chip production fees by 10 percent to 20 percent.
This statement from the company has two legs. The first is the producer and the other is the consumer. It is thought that AMD, one of the world’s most well-known computer processor manufacturers, which has become more in need of 7nm and 5nm architectures thanks to the new technologies it has developed recently, will be among the names that will be most affected by these price increases. In this scenario, it is a matter of great curiosity how much AMD will tolerate these increases and when it will begin to pass it on to its customers.
However, sooner or later AMD will have to reflect these increases to its customers, and as a natural result of this, it shows that the end consumer will reach many electronic goods, especially graphics cards, at more expensive prices.
World leadership in 30 years
In the free zone around the city of Hsinchu, which has a population of less than 500 thousand, the semiconductor industry has developed considerably since the 1980s. Less than 150 kilometers from mainland China, this area also houses two of the island’s most important universities, which train experts for companies in the Hsinchu Science and Technology Park. Some of Taiwan’s solar companies and the optical industry also inhabited the free zone here. However, what makes Hsinchu really important for the global industry is that it is practically “the world’s chip manufacturing capital” lies in its being. Because 20 semiconductor manufacturers are stationed here, producing chips for the digital trends of the global economy. Microchip companies, including TSMC and UMC, the world’s two largest contract manufacturers in the semiconductor chip market, deliver the high-tech products they manufacture here to all over the world.
TSMC, which stands out among these manufacturers, is the undisputed leader of the chip industry with its approximately 65,000 employees worldwide, primarily in Taiwan. This company, whose name is known to the world public only by sector representatives, is shaping the digital world by manufacturing more than 10 thousand different products.
The BRSA had regulated
The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) had made a regulation on the maturity limit of consumer loans extended for the purpose of purchasing mobile phones. of the BRSA “Board Decision on Changing Maturity Limits for Consumer Loans and Credit Card Installment Limits” was published on the website.
With the decision, the maturity limit on consumer loans extended for the purchase of mobile phones will be applied as 12 months for mobile phones with a price of 12 thousand TL and below, and 3 months for mobile phones above 12 thousand TL.