Global computer chip shortage hits automotive industry amid higher demand

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2021

A global shortage of computer chips, another consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting carmakers, has in some cases forced automotive producers to close assembly lines, Fastmarkets understands.

By Cristina Belda

In the automotive manufacturing sector, silicon-based computer chips - semiconductors - have become increasingly important due to their use in safety-related electronics systems, video displays and touchscreens for in-car navigation and entertainment.A lack of these components, therefore, could create disruption for the global vehicle production supply chain...

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