Sony e Microsoft, as well as other tech companies, are suffering from one worrying shortage of semiconductors, materials that have begun to run out due to logistical and production problems linked to the spread of Covid-19.
Apparently, the president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has decided to intervene to be able to stem the problem. An executive order will be launched shortly a 100-day investigation into the current status of semiconductor manufacturing will be launched, so that different strategies and alternative methods capable of alleviate the current American economic situation. The decision was made following a unanimous appeal by Apple, Sony, AMD, e Qualcomm:
“Semiconductors play a fundamental role in the realization of the products and services that fuel our economy, contribute to American innovation and improve our national security “, is what was declared by the companies in the letters sent to the US president. “Given the central role of semiconductors, strengthen the position of the United States in semiconductor research, design and manufacturing it is a national priority“.
In addition to this, the executive order will also include investigations in the areas of defense, public health, organic production, information communications technology, transport and energy and food production.
According to a Bloomberg report, the semiconductor problem will continue to persist in the coming months, which is why a shortage of both PS5 and Xbox Series X | S is expected until Christmas 2021. Sony has recently promised to accelerate the production and supply new stocks to the market shortly.