Contract chipmaking giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. told clients Wednesday that it plans to raise prices on products by as much as 20%, in what would be the company’s steepest single increase.
The price increases and the time frames for the hikes differ depending on the client, according to reports by Taiwan’s Liberty Times newspaper and other media outlets. For some companies that received TSMC’s notice, the hikes took effect immediately.
Not clear how much of an impact this will have on Apple, and how much impact this will have on Apple product pricing.
Worth noting, from this post:
“Sources have told Wave7 Research that Apple was able to lock down chipset supply well ahead of time. This was not the case for other OEMs,” says Jeff Moore, principal at Wave7.
Will this put Apple far enough ahead of the curve to carry it past this shortage in the long haul? Will its sheer size allow it to stay in the front of the line, minimize pricing impact?