According to a Reuters report, an AMD executive said on Tuesday that by forecasting demand years in advance, AMD has been able to avoid most of the problems related to global chip supply shortages.The demand for electronic products from people trapped at home due to the new crown epidemic has led to a shortage of semiconductors used in everything from mobile phones to cars. But despite the tight supply, AMD can still take market share of PCs and servers from rival Intel with its latest series of processors.
“Our supply chain team has been working hard to ensure that we have forecasts for the supply chain months to years in advance,” Chief Technology Officer Mark Papermaster said during the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. “Everyone has to strengthen the supply chain. Chain’s attention, but we’ve done this since the beginning of the epidemic.”
Companies that have connections with chip manufacturing companies such as TSMC can also guarantee stable supply.AMDNot likeIntelTo make its own chips like that, it relies on companies such as TSMC and GF to make chips for it.
Mark Papermaster said: “We are using cutting-edge nodes. We are a very large buyer in this area, so this will undoubtedly help ensure our supply chain.”
In contrast to the automakers most affected by semiconductor shortages, AMD focuses on smaller, more advanced chips that are less affected than mass-produced mature process chips. AMD has been focusing on high-margin chips, which not only enables the company to smooth the industry chain, but also increase revenue. AMD’s revenue is expected to grow by 65% this year.