Samsung is raising the cost of semiconductor wafers

According to the source, Samsung has decided to increase the cost of 12-inch semiconductor wafers by up to 20%. According to industry sources, Samsung has already notified its customers of the price hike, and it came as no surprise to most given the acute shortage of chips ( which could last until 2023 ). Interestingly, Samsung announced this just a few days after its main competitor, TSMC, made a similar decision.

The increase in the cost of semiconductor wafers has already been accepted by some Samsung customers, while others expect to sign new contracts. Despite the fact that prices, in general, will rise up to 20%, for different clients of the company, the margin will be different - depending on the volume of orders, production technology, and the duration of the contract. The renewed contracts are expected to take effect within the next 4-5 months.

What can the increase in the price of plates result in? In the rise in the price of single-chip systems, and here at risk are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 888 Plus platforms, as well as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 video cards (that is, the Ampere family). Alas, given the general shortage of mobile single-chip systems and GPUs on the market, one might think that top-end smartphones and video cards will rise in price. In the case of the latter, the price is also pushed up by the growing quotes of cryptocurrencies.

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