A global shortage in semiconductors for electronics could threaten to impact the supply of AV equipment for conference rooms, training rooms and other business operations across the globe.
According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, these chips are in short supply because of strong demand for electronics, which began in Spring 2020 with a massive shift to remote work.
The pandemic forced workers to invest in their home offices with monitors, headphones, webcams, and updated computers. In addition to that, and while stuck at home, many invested in home entertainment with new TVs and gaming consoles.
A lot of this demand was expected and chip makers were able to meet the demand for remote work, virtual healthcare and distance learning for the most part.