Why is it difficult to buy in the FPGA chip?

March 12, 2024
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1. Introduction to FPGA chip

FPGA chip is a programmable logic device that can achieve different digital logic circuit functions according to the user’s needs, design and configuration.Due to repeated programming and flexibility, the FPGA chip has been widely used in various electronic devices and systems.

2. FPGA chip market demand surge in demand

In recent years, with the rapid development of new technologies and the continuous expansion of the electronic market, the market demand for FPGA chips has increased.Especially in emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and 5G, the application of FPGA chips is continuously expanded.

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3. Global epidemic affects supply and demand capacity

However, the outbreak and spread of the global epidemic in recent years have brought a huge impact on the manufacturing of various industries around the world, and the production capacity of FPGA chips has also been affected to a certain extent.The supply of shortage and logistics lag, the FPGA chip is difficult to buy.

4. FAE resources are tight

In addition, the FPGA chip needs technical support during application design and development, and technical support is mainly provided by on -site application engineers (FAE).However, FAE resources are relatively tight, making it difficult for some FPGA chips to be in place in time.

5. Factory production line gap

Due to the impact of the global epidemic, the suspension and recovery of some FPGA chip production lines have caused the production of some FPGA chips to keep up with the pace of market demand in a timely manner, and the production capacity is relatively reduced.

6. FPGA chip price soared

As market demand continues to rise, supply shortage and production costs have increased, the prices of FPGA chips have also soared.Suppliers have continuously raised their offers, making the purchase cost of FPGA chips significantly increased, further exacerbating the tension between market demand and supply.


7. Agent sales strategy limit

In addition to the above points, some of the agents of some FPGA chips also set up some sales strategies.For example, authorized agents can only sell some models in the FPGA chip, with limited quantities, and the increase in market demand, which is more difficult to procurement.

8. Strict quality control increase production cost

Because FPGA chips play a very important role in various applications, its quality and stability have a great impact on the performance of the application system.Therefore, the manufacturers of FPGA chips need to invest more manpower, material, technical and financial resources to carry out strict quality control and testing, which also increases the cost of production and manufacturing.

9. Future prospects of FPGA chips

The market prospects of FPGA chips are very broad, especially in the areas of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and 5G, and it is foreseeable that future market demand will continue to grow.However, with the continuous expansion of market demand, the supply of FPGA chip manufacturing must continue to keep up, and the corresponding technical support and market sales should also be continuously strengthened and improved.


10. Summary

In short, the procurement difficulty of FPGA chips is mainly derived from the contradiction between supply and demand. The reasons include global epidemic conditions, FAE resource shortages, manufacturers’ production line gaps, soaring prices, restrictions on sales strategies for agents, and increased production costs.However, the development prospects of FPGA chips are very broad and bright, and it will continue to play an increasingly important role in various application areas.

It is recommended that the purchaser can avoid the difficulty of procurement by expanding the procurement channels and adjusting the procurement plan. At the same time, manufacturers and agents should also strengthen market resource integration and technical support, enhance market response capabilities, and promote the healthy development of the market.