Since those of us who work in the electronics industry are struggling to cope with the semiconductor shortage, which makes ordinary equipment unavailable, and less common equipment is very expensive, it is worth noting that another supply crunch is taking place elsewhere in the electronics industry. This is not a problem that should bother most readers, but it is a thorny problem in the guitar amplifier industry. As reported by guitar.com. Its roots are Chinese Dawn According to reports, the factory has been forced to close and transfer its business. There is no such content on the Sugon official website. I hope that the factory will be relocated successfully and production will resume.
The professional audio market, which accounted for the largest share of tube customers in 2021, is a relatively small corner of the electronics business, but interestingly, the three major factories that supply it in Slovakia, Russia, and China are still not enough to prevent one of them from failing. attack. It is unlikely that a fourth pipe factory will fill the vacancy elsewhere in the 2020s, but it is clear that the demand is still healthy enough.
If you want to learn more about the supply of new vacuum tubes, we discussed this topic in more detail last year.