Produce autonomously i microchip, to get out of the crisis as soon as possible: Hyundai seems to have clear ideas, which has announced its intention to reduce its dependence on manufacturers of this type of components. The shortage of microchips and semiconductors has made Hyundai go through very complicated months, August and September above all, but the worst seems to be over now: the increase in demand for electronic devices in the middle of the pandemic has done nothing but increase the shortage of these components, with several car manufacturers forced to stop production for more or less time prolonged.
The next steps Hyundai intends to take in this regard seem to be quite clear. “We want to be able to develop our microchips internally to the group, with the aim of becoming less and less dependent on the producers of these components – commented Hyundai’s global COO Jose Munoz – We know that this process requires large investments as well as a lot of time, but it is something we are working on ”. As Autonews explains, the Korean carmaker’s Mobis division will play a key role in the company’s internal development plan. Munoz himself also said that in the last quarter of 2021 Hyundai will be able to meet the initial forecasts regarding the production and sales of new cars, thus compensating for offset some of its losses of production in view of 2022.