Taiwanese Chipmaker Wants to Give Car Chips Higher Priority

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Taiwanese chip market leader TSMC wants to prioritize automotive chip production as soon as they can increase production capacity.

 

This is reported by the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs in response to the worldwide shortage of car chips, which disrupts car production.

The company TSMC has announced that it wants to optimize the production of chips first and then increase car chips production.

In 2020, auto chips accounted for just 3 percent of the company’s total chip sales. For chips for smartphones, this was almost 50 percent, and the so-called “high performance” chips accounted for more than 30 percent of sales.

Germany had asked Taiwan to convince Taiwanese producers to do something about the shortage of the auto chips. Car manufacturers worldwide are forced to stop production due to the delivery problems of specific parts.

The shortage affects Volkswagen, Ford Motor, Subaru, Toyota, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler, among others.

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