The world’s largest chip foundry, TSMC, will reportedly increase prices to cope with the ongoing chip shortages which could directly affect some of the biggest names in its current customers list including Apple, AMD and Qualcomm.
A Wall Street Journal report via TPU reports that TSMC will be upping their price at around 10% for modern nodes with older nodes getting as high as 20% more. As the world largest maker of semiconductor that serve hundreds of customers year-round, this price increase will see a larger global impact as these costs will primarily be passed on to the buyers.
Apple and AMD would seemingly have a way to haggle their increases since they have existing contracts which could seal their current costing and a future renewal with large orders could entitle them to further command of the cost. Smaller customers will not have the same bargaining advantage, sadly.