One of the defining characteristics of this generation was the chip shortages of 2019-21. Limited supply, inflated prices and increased demand have made life for gamers and enthusiasts relatively difficult. Ryzen 5000 processors as well as Radeon RX 6000 GPUs were affected, with the latter seeing multiple paper launches during 2021. According to the chipmaker’s Asian partners, the company is working hard to prevent this from happening again.
Tongfu Microelectronics, a Chinese chip packaging company and one of AMD’s main partners, has confirmed that its manufacturing capacity is expected to increase in the coming months. In 2021, Tongfu Microelectronics reported operating profit of 15.812 billion yuan, an annual increase of 46.84%. The company’s general manager said that TSMC’s efforts to increase its production of advanced process nodes are progressing well.
AMD, the second customer of the Taiwanese foundry, represented 4.93% of its turnover in 2021. Production of next-gen Ryzen/Radeon processors is set to reach new heights, bolstering revenue from its packaging partners. Mass production of the next Epyc Genoa processors is already underway, while the Ryzen 7000 parts are set to receive the same treatment later this month.
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