In recent months many IT hardware vendors have reported extended lead times on the supply of new equipment due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors.

This issue is also causing long delays on a wide range of consumer goods – from Xboxes to new cars.

This article from the ABC goes into great detail about the current ‘perfect storm’ that will continue to affect supply through to the middle of this year. COVID-19, blizzards in Texas and a drought in Taiwan are all factors.

See the full article below for a good read. Who knew it took up to 8,000 litres of water to produce a single computer chip?