It’s no surprise the global chip crisis is affecting Intel


It’s no surprise the global chip crisis is affecting Intel. Unfortunately, a combination of an unprecedented desire for new devices from consumers, a boom in cryptocurrency mining, and the automotive industries’ rapid resurgence following its initial pandemic-related drop-off has resulted in a shortage that is making its presence felt across the board.

There are only so many chips to go round, and with such a limited supply, it may be quite some time until a healthy pipeline is re-established, Fabs (chip factories) are complex, time-intensive operations that require expensive expertise and intellectual property to construct.

Extending existing production lines can take months, and ones from scratch can take years and cost billions of dollars. In this case, it’s going to be quite some time until the crisis has abated.

Real-time, fully integrated digitised supply chains are needed to keep disruptive impacts to a minimum. Event tracking will therefore be critical, and event-driven architecture (EDA) addresses this by making sure that the data that drives IT systems is a series of ‘events’ that can move in real-time as the corresponding event in the real world takes place. This is the type of system that event-driven architecture can bring to the supply chain.