The global chip shortage continues, and another automobile company has stopped production due to a "shortage of chips."
On Monday, Japan’s Subaru (SUBARU) said that due to chip shortages, it will temporarily shut down its Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture from April 10 to 27 to adjust its production plan.
Subaru said in a statement that from May 10, Subaru will restart all production lines at the Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture. It added that the impact of the shutdown on the group's financial performance is still uncertain.
Although the plant will resume operations on April 27, since April 28 to May 9 are the originally scheduled holidays, the restart date is set to May 10. At the same time, other Subaru’s Japanese factories will continue to operate during this period.
During the new crown epidemic, the demand for consumer electronics products continued to increase, and chip production was once blocked, leading to a global shortage of chips. At the beginning of this year, a rare blizzard in Texas caused local chip companies to be unable to produce. The rare drought in Taiwan’s history threatened the production of chip companies such as TSMC, making the global "core shortage" problem more serious.
At present, the "lack of core" problem not only threatens the production of car companies, but its influence has spread to the consumer electronics field. Samsung Co-CEO Koh Dong-jin (Koh Dong-jin) said at the shareholders meeting last month that the current supply and demand imbalance of chips and related accessories in the information technology industry is "very serious" and warned that due to chip shortages, Samsung may postpone the release of the next Galaxy Note smartphone until 2022.
Earlier, the market generally expected that the core shortage problem could be resolved in the second half of this year. However, Tom Caulfield, CEO of GlobalFoundries, the largest chip foundry in the United States, warned on Friday that the core shortage will continue until 2022 or more. late.
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