The ongoing shortage of semiconductors is rapidly falling, and the widespread shortage of components defines and shows how fragile the supply chain is. Copper is the latest commodity to be in short supply and could boost electronics prices in the North.
According to Toms, copper foil prices are up 35 percent since the fourth quarter due to higher copper and energy production costs. This in turn increases the cost of PCBs. Other industries, which are increasingly dependent on copper, are exacerbating the situation. The post covers the current cost of an all-copper coil, how many ATX boards a coil can produce, and more for those who want to explore the economic situation in more depth.
While a variety of electronic devices may be priced higher, products such as motherboards and graphics cards may suffer the most damage because they use an oversized PCB with a large number of layers. In this subgroup, there are likely to be budget devices where the price difference is noticeable. Expensive motherboards, for example, already have large premiums, and manufacturers are likely to be more willing to a small price increase in this category.
The lack of copper chips can increase the price of your motherboard and GPU