back to article Now you've all quit buying RAM and personal gear, chip wafer demand stumbles

Worldwide shipments of silicon wafers slid nine percent during the first quarter of 2023 versus Q1 2021, and fell 11.3 percent from Q1 2022, the SEMI's Silicon Manufacturing Group's (SMG) reported this week. Anna-Riikka Vuorikari-Antikainen, SMG chair, said the decline reflects in an overall softening semiconductor market in …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If demand falls should price not fall? Isn't that how it's supposed to work? I recently upgraded after 8 years (yeah I'm tight) and I would put the overall cost at close to 2k but as I use my computer for everything such as watching tv and what not. Having proper HDR and Atmos was worth it along with a machine that never stutters, struggles or makes me wait. It really should have been cheaper to be fair. I still don't understand why gfx cards are stupid prices and no I didn't go for the latest or greatest as I don't need it. Which clowns are paying 1.2k on gfx cards?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Am I the only one getting emails about buying any spare RAM ?

    1. Chris 239

      Really?? I have loads of slightly obsolete RAM gathering dust!

  3. abstract

    May be it's just because of China

  4. LogicGate Silver badge

    Wake me up when Texas Instruments starts to offer their automotive rated ICs with leadtimes lower than one year.

    There is no overproduction. There MIGHT be a return to normal at some point, but it has not occured yet.

  5. Chris 239

    So why are Raspberry Pi's still rarer than unicorn horns?!!

    An SME switches still on ridiculous lead times?

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