Whether you’re looking to buy a new vehicle, a Nintendo Switch, or a PC, you may have noticed that selections are limited, wait times are longer, and costs are certainly higher.  This is also very much the reality when it comes to enterprises worldwide who are looking to procure new IT hardware, predominantly made up of electronic chips relying on semiconductors. Today, we are facing a massive semiconductor shortage situation. According to chip market leaders such as AMD, Nvidia, and Intel, this chip shortage is not going away any time soon, in fact it may be well into 2023 that we start to see some improvements. Below are some quotes of leaders in the semiconductor space giving their thoughts on the matter:

“We’re in the worst of it now, every quarter next year we’ll get incrementally better, but they’re not going to have supply-demand balance until 2023.” 

Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO (Yahoo Finance)

“We’ve always gone through cycles of ups and downs, where demand has exceeded supply, or vice versa.” “This time, it’s different.” 


“I think its more likely ‘23 or ‘24 that the semiconductor issue is solved.”

Arvind Krishna, IBM CEO (CRN)

The causes are a combination of high demand, pandemic related challenges, the drought in Taiwan (semiconductors is a huge water-consuming industry), as well as a trade war between the US and China, with China still depending very much on American chip manufacturers.  The situation is now a reality and new ways need to be identified to circumvent this challenge. 

ZeeTim plays its part in helping through this chip shortage thanks to ZeeTransformer, allowing businesses to greatly extend the lives of their PCs,  by repurposing their aging PC endpoints  with a more lightweight and secure operating system.  

Companies do not need to invest in hardware that is more and more expensive and difficult to find.  Because in a VDI environment, remote app and desktop workloads are usually on the server, there is usually no need for extremely powerful PCs for the users, and therefore existing hardware can definitely be suitable. ZeeTransformer helps you in repurposing your existing hardware into a more secure, lighter endpoint.  Cherry on the cake, the solution makes management even easier as everything is now centrally and remotely managed in “Zero Touch” fashion.  

This chip shortage crisis may be the perfect opportunity for a change of paradigm… Repurposing existing hardware ends up extending the life of hardware,  creating huge savings for companies, reducing waste, and allowing for a more secure and easier to manage IT environment. Transform this disruption into a great opportunity !