Global chip shortages are set to send China’s EV industry partially frozen in the first half of 2022, as there will be a shortage of at least 1 million electric cars amid rising demand.
According to the South China Morning Post, companies could produce high-end chips with enough semiconductors, microcontroller devices and artificial intelligence (AI) processors for 4 million new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China by 2022.
“The shortage of car chips hindering growth in the car market is yet to subside,” the CPCA said in a research report.
“The best-selling models still need chips to boost their production and meet their order backlog.”
The resurgence of Covid-19 around Southeast Asia this summer disrupted production at several chip foundries.
“China is feeling massive disruption at a time when car owners are being urged to abandon their gas-guzzling cars for clean electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell cars to help the nation reduce CO2 by 2060. to help achieve neutrality.” he said. Report.
In November, Tesla’s Shanghai-built Model 3 and Model Y vehicles shipped with USB ports that can only be used for charging, not data transfer, due to a lack of supply.
Amid the global chip shortage, South Korean tech giant Samsung believes that the chip shortage will continue till the second half of 2022.
As reported by TheElec, Samsung Mobile President TM Roh discussed the issue during a meeting with senior executives and executives from over 30 major suppliers of smartphone components.
Samsung is taking several steps to overcome this shortcoming. The company will insist on an annual contract with the chip foundry to secure the chip production capacity.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said chip shortages are gradually easing and the situation is expected to improve next year.