14 Dec 2020 -
 General

Chip shortages reported by automotive giants

A strong rebound in the Chinese domestic car market following the Covid 19-related supply issues has left the automotive industry short of essential semiconductors, reports Autonews Europe.

“Currently there is a shortage of certain semiconductor components in global procurement markets, including the automotive sector,” Bosch is reported to say.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit production globally and manufacturing has grown increasingly reliant on chips for electronic parts, such as electronic control units and electronic stability programs, says Autonews Europe.

“Although semiconductor manufacturers have already responded to the unexpected demand with capacity expansions, the required additional volumes will only be available in six to nine months,” Continental are reported to have said. “Therefore, the potential delivery bottlenecks may last into 2021.”

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