The US President Biden has decided to launch an investigation related to the shortage of hardware components used (also) for the production of PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. The President is expected to sign a later executive order that will kick off a hundred-day investigation on semiconductor manufacturing.
The goal is to prepare alternatives and strategies that can be formulated to alleviate the negative effects on the US economy. This decision follows the collective appeal of companies like Apple, Sony (PS5 maker), AMD and Qualcomm asking the president to analyze the problem and what it can mean for the economy in the long and short term.
“Semiconductors play a crucial role in creating products and services that empower our economy, contribute to American innovation, and strengthen national security. central role of semiconductors, it is a national priority to strengthen the US position in semiconductor research, design and manufacturing. ”These are the words in the letter sent to the president last week.
The limited amount of semiconductors is behind the production problems of the Xbox Series X, PS5 and other PC components such as GPUs. This is a problem that has plagued the entire industry in recent months. Executive order is not limited to semiconductors aloneHowever: Biden will also analyze the national defense, public health, communication technologies, transportation, energy and food production sectors.
Stocks of consoles will increase every month, Sony hopes to quickly fix the PS5 shortage.