htxt.africast – Semi-conductors, SA’s PC market and more with Syntech

This week’s africast is sponsored by Syntech.

Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America) and Science Act into law.

This act makes $52 billion in subsidies available to firms that set up semi-conductor fabrication plants in the US. This legislation has been a long time coming, but it was spurred along by the semi-conductor shortage that we are only just starting to see the back of.

This shortage has affected a great many industries including vehicle manufacturing and even the printer ink business. Of course, the PC market was affected as well and South Africa was not immune to the effects.

This week, to get some more insight into the shortage and how it impacted the local market, we spoke with chief executive officer at local distributor Syntech, Craig Nowitz. We were also joined by director at Syntech, Ryan Martyn.

Not only do we talk about the market, but we also spend a bit of time chatting about Syntech’s PCBuilder platform. Given we have access to a local distributor we also probe the pair for advice on buying a PC and even running it during loadshedding.

You can test out the PCBuilder over on Computer Mania’s website here.

[Image – ELLA DON on Unsplash]


About Author


Related News