Nissan’s Sunderland plant has been feeling the effects of the semiconductor shortage for six months, the Sunderland Echo reported.
“The global semiconductor shortage has affected the supply of spare parts to the automotive industry,” a Nissan spokesperson said. “Due to the shortage, Nissan is adjusting production and taking the necessary steps to ensure the recovery.”
Renault, owner of Nissan, also predicted that supply shortages would last until mid-2022. Company CEO Luca De Meo has said he will prioritize the production of higher margin vehicles.
“Renault has been forced in some cases to send someone to Asia to get the chips,” De Meo said, describing the situation as “a mess”.
Stellantis has signed an agreement with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to design a new family of semiconductors to be implemented in the group’s four electric vehicle platforms. Foxconn will supply more than 80% of Stellantis semiconductors.
“Our software-defined transformation will be fueled by great partners across all industries and expertise,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis.
“With Foxconn, we aim to create four new chip families that will cover more than 80% of our semiconductor needs, thereby helping to significantly modernize our components, reduce complexity and simplify the supply chain,” said declared Tavares. “It will also strengthen our ability to innovate faster and create products and services at a rapid pace. ”
The deal is expected to see continued growth for Stellantis. It became the best-selling automaker in Europe in November, overtaking the Volkswagen Group for the first time since the French organization was founded. It claims a 21.0% market share, thanks to the success of the Peugeot 2008 and 208.
The deal with Foxconn will also involve research into reducing the complexity of semiconductors, which Stellantis says will be important as vehicles become “increasingly software-defined.”
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This notice was published: 2021-12-14 12:22:00