Recently, there is a problem with graphics cards. Their prices are huge and can be up to PLN 1000 higher than a few months ago. It turns out that this is not the end of problems with computer hardware. Currently, the global demand for RAM is huge, which affects prices. Trouble with one of the factories can only make it worse.
According to information from TrendForce, one of the factories in Taiwan has suspended its operations. There, the nitrogen dosing system was damaged, contaminating more than 60,000 wafers used for memory production. It is estimated that as a result, global production will decline by approximately 5.5%. The plant produced memory for servers, PCs and mobile RAM memories. He also produced LPDDR4 used in iPhones, so you can expect problems with them as well.
Interestingly, Micron Technology denies the nitrogen problems, however it does not deny that there was an incident that was supposed to have little impact on operation. Still, memory prices went up by 3.15% for the 8GB DDR4 chip, for example. Now is definitely not the best time to upgrade or buy a new computer.