15 Feb 2021 -

Semiconductor: shortages forecast to 2023, tight for automotive 1H21

Demand in 1H21 is expected to be very strong for automotive semiconductors with longer term shortages possibly lasting until 2023. 

Renesas CEO Hidetoshi Shibata warned that semiconductor supplies may continue to be tight in the first half of this year, according to the reports of an earnings call. “The performance from April to June will be stronger than that from January to March,” he added.

Jason Wang, co-president of the foundry UMC, said that semiconductor demand continues to rise, and the capacity constraints of 200mm and 300mm fabs have become more severe recently, according to this report. The structural problem that demand growth is greater than the increase in production capacity is difficult to solve, and the shortage of semiconductor production capacity may continue until 2023, he is reported to have said.

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