2022-01-25 The Great Semiconductor Shortage of 2021-2022 - Sharan Kalwani
Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public, registration required.
What do the buyers of a high-end GPU, a Windows 11 capable motherboard or laptop, a new car or even a laundry dryer all have in common? All these consumers – which might include you – have to wait for perhaps a week for a common CPU, a few weeks for a dryer, a month for that blistering GPU, two months for those laptops and cars, when just a few years ago it could be a matter of days. And whether it’s Lenovo, ASUS, LG, or Ford, all these companies in turn wait for the chips from the semiconductor foundries to finish what you are waiting for.
The great chip shortage, the subject of this talk, is a very current topic of discussion, in which the demand for integrated circuits is greater than the supply, impacting several industries and has led to major shortages and queues amongst consumers for video cards, video game consoles, cars and other electrical devices. This talk will give some background information plus a historical perspective as well.
Disclaimer: “We are not soothsayers, just researchers and purveyors of the facts."
Sharan Kalwani is an industry technology specialist with 25+ years of experience. Sharan has degrees in both Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked in many diverse areas. He is a sought-after speaker at many a diverse conference and seminars, such as Supercomputing, HPC Advisory Council, SIAM, Infiniband Trade Association, etc. He has delivered several tutorials, workshops, and chaired Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions.
Sharan is a senior member of IEEE-Computer Society, IEEE-Education Society and Vehicle Tech Society, an Emeritus member of Michigan!UNIX/user group (mug.org) the oldest of the *nix user groups based in Michigan (they were first established in late 1985), member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and also leads the SIG-Linux section of SEMCO.
He enjoys teaching, holds an Adjunct Faculty position at local educational sites. He has published one book and is now working on his second. He is a recipient of the IEEE MGA Achievement award for his contributions to IEEE activities in 2018 and was recently awarded the 2021 Jack Sherman Outstanding member award by IEEE Region 4.
Times are Central Standard Time
6:30 pm - Brief introductions
6:35 pm - Talk by Sharan Kalwani
7:15 pm - Q&A
7:30 pm - End
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