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Chip Shortages to Ease by Year End: Gartner

Demand for semiconductors has been outpacing supply, but analysts at research firm Gartner are promising the industry that this too shall pass. Gartner is expecting that the supply and demand imbalance will ease toward the end of this year and into next, allowing the market to even out.

Gartner is also bumping up its forecast for overall chip sales this year, now projecting a 27 percent increase over last year. Hardware Central takes a look.


SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The semiconductor industry is still grappling with more demand for parts than it can supply, but that will ease up later this year and bring things back into balance, resulting in price stabilization and improved availability next year.

That's the long view by semiconductor analysts at Gartner, who provided an updated roadmap and outlook for the industry through 2014 at one of the company's forecast events here in the heart of Silicon Valley. Gartner Research Vice President Bryan Lewis opened the briefing with good news for the many staffers from nearby chip companies: the company is raising its projections for this year.

Read the full story at Hardware Central:
Chip Shortages Are a Nuisance but not a Threat, Says Gartner