The lack of components also affects refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines …

It has been exactly 5 months today that the PS5 was available in France, and 5 months and a few days for the Xbox Series X. If some lucky people have managed to get their hands on the new generation consoles, hope (to ) many for a replenishment. In addition to a very strong demand, the new video game consoles suffer from a significant lack of components …

The home appliance market is also suffering from a component shortage

A component shortage that we hoped would end by the summer, but which could finally last until early 2022, according to a recent Foxconn statement. Obviously, not only the high-tech sector will be affected by this shortage, as the market for household appliances is also suffering from the current situation.

This means that all companies whose products use semiconductors can be affected by the current shortage. This is particularly the case with Whirlpool, which described the current situation as “real chaos”. According to the group, the situation led to a decrease in exports (to Europe and the USA) of around 25%. A situation that, unfortunately, will not improve, and in the coming weeks, months it may be impossible to obtain certain household appliances.

Obviously, Whirlpool is not the only company (in the home appliance market) suffering from component shortage and other large groups are in the same situation right now. It remains to be seen how this shortage of components will affect the tech sector in the coming months, but getting your hands on such a coveted “high-tech” product will no doubt be difficult. End of the year…

We recently learned that the crisis is also affecting the Nintendo Group, whose orders for Switch are struggling to keep up with the still very high demand …

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