SA hit by ‘worst electronic component shortages in 30 years’

Global supply chain constraints have rocked the South African tech distribution channel, with some distributors labelling the predicament as the “worst challenge the industry has experienced in three decades”. The increasing global demand for a range of computing products, including the power chips that manage power consumption in mobile phones, semiconductors which are the essential building blocks used to make computers and gaming consoles, coupled with a perfect storm of disruptions within manufacturing and transportation logistics, have led to much frustration in the local distribution channel. In some areas, the…

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