Navigating the worldwide chip scarcity goes to be troublesome, in accordance with Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which sells {hardware} and software program to companies worldwide.

“It’s not going to be simple however I really consider we’ll be in a significantly better form after the summer time of 2022,” Neri informed CNBC’s Karen Tso on Wednesday. His feedback got here in response to a query on whether or not the coronavirus pandemic may result in additional chip scarcity points.

New chip fabrication vegetation, referred to as fabs, will come on-line and create extra capability, Neri mentioned, including that this could alleviate a number of the provide chain points.

German expertise and engineering group Bosch has constructed a brand new 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) semiconductor plant in Dresden — the capital of the German state of Saxony and certainly one of Europe’s largest semiconductor clusters — during the last two years and manufacturing began in July.

Harald Kroeger, a member of the Bosch administration board, informed CNBC in August that provide chains have buckled within the final yr as demand for chips in every part from vehicles to PCs and electrical toothbrushes had surged worldwide.

Major chipmakers together with TSMC, Samsung, and Intel have additionally introduced new factories lately however they will not be prepared for a number of years and they’re going to make superior chips, that are extra ample than a number of the older chips.

Neri mentioned HPE has suppliers throughout the globe and the corporate is continually eager about the way it builds its merchandise. “We have gotten smarter about how we construct merchandise, the composition of the constructing supplies, the flexibility to substitute elements alongside the way in which,” he mentioned.

Like many different firms, HPE has long-term agreements with its chip suppliers to make sure that it will get the chips that it wants, Neri mentioned.

Gartner analyst Alan Priestley informed CNBC Wednesday that PC consumers ought to attempt to be versatile when selecting their machines.

“If you wish to purchase a brand new PC, you might have numerous flexibility by way of the kind of CPU (central processing unit),” he mentioned. “CPUs range enormously in value. So, it might be that your required configuration shouldn’t be out there, however a unique configuration is obtainable. Consider options.”


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