24 Aug 2021 -

Global light vehicle production hit by chip shortage is expected to continue until 2022

According to the recent IHS Markit report, the semiconductor shortage in the automotive industry is expected to continue until the second quarter of 2022, and will result in a reduction in global vehicle production by 6.3 million to 7.1 million in 2021.

The report pointed out that in the first half of 2021, the main reason for the semiconductor shortage was wafer production capacity. As the Renesas fab resumed production after the fire, and other chip fabs closed due to the Texas winter storm began to resume operations, the situation began to improve. However, in the second half of the year, wafer capacity is no longer the only reason for chip shortages.

“Wafer fab capacity got all the attention early this year, and rightly so, but if you can’t put the die into a package so it can be put into an ECU, then you still can’t produce and sell a car,” said Phil Amsrud, senior principal analyst at IHS Markit.

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