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AMD admits budget chips have been sacrificed to the silicon shortage gods

AMD CEO, Lisa Su, admitted at a JPMorgan conference yesterday that shortages in the silicon market have lead to it focusing on its high-end chips at the expense of its budget offerings. This helps explain why it hasn’t rushed out to its new APU line-up to consumers, but also why the likes of the Ryzen 5 3400G is so hard to find.

Lisa Su was responding to a question as to whether AMD would be making more profit this year if it had more capacity. Her answer suggested that like most semiconductor companies, demand was exceeding supply right now, and therefore that probably was the case. It then becomes a question of prioritization.

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