Smartphone shipments fell due to ongoing component shortages | Engadget

From NVIDIA and AMD to automakers like GM, the global chip shortage has affected nearly every industry that depends on computer components, and now its even hurting smartphone manufacturers. Canalys didnt speak to the companys numbers specifically, but its likely the strength of Apples supply chain helped it thrive in a challenging market. The company is one of TSMCs most important customers, commanding a sizeable portion of its chip output.The chipset famine has truly arrived, said Canalys Principal Analyst Ben Stanton. One thing to note about the way Canalys does things is that it includes OnePlus shipments under Oppo, but doesnt group Oppo with sister company Vivo. For the South Korean company, the good news is that its no worse off now than it was a year ago. According to Canalys, phone shipments dropped by six percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2021. Together, they claimed a 34 percent slice of the market.
From NVIDIA and AMD to automakers like GM , the global chip shortage has affected nearly every industry that depends on computer components, and now its even hurting smartphone manufacturers. Accord… [+1677 chars]