Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
The pandemic has accelerated the transition to the software company.
Actually, Chuck Robbins came to Venice to present a pilot program for hybrid working. But the global situation does not let go of the Cisco boss. The world’s largest network equipment supplier, like the rest of the industry, is struggling with bottlenecks in raw materials and semiconductors. These had “not yet been exacerbated by the war,” Robbins told the Handelsblatt – but that could change.
He thinks, for example, of the production of neon gas, which comes from Ukraine “and is incredibly important for semiconductor production”. Before the start of the war, the semiconductor manufacturers would have bought enough neon. “But that could certainly be a problem.“ Metals such as palladium and nickel are similarly difficult and important for the industry.