Taiwan ministry says TSMC will prioritise auto chips if possible, Auto News, ET Auto
TAIPEI: Taiwan Semiconductor Production Co Ltd (TSMC) will prioritise output of vehicle chips if it is ready to even more enhance capacity, Taiwan’s Economics Ministry stated on Monday following Minister Wang Mei-hua spoke to senior firm executives.
The ministry stated TSMC experienced informed them on Sunday they will “optimise” the output system of chips to make it far more productive and prioritise vehicle chip output if it is ready to even more enhance capacity.
TSMC, the world’s most significant contract chipmaker, said that recent output capacity is complete, but experienced assured the ministry that “if output can be greater by optimising output capacity, it will cooperate with the govt to regard automotive chips as a key software”.
We are functioning with customers closely and shifting some of their mature nodes to far more superior nodes, wherever we have much better capacity to aid them.C.C. Wei, CEO, TSMC
TSMC, in a assertion to Reuters, referred to feedback from its Main Executive Officer C.C. Wei on an earnings contact this thirty day period.
“Other than constantly maximising utilisation of our present capacity,” Dr. Wei stated in investors’ convention “we are functioning with customers closely and shifting some of their mature nodes to far more superior nodes, wherever we have much better capacity to aid them.”
Germany has requested Taiwan to persuade Taiwanese producers to assist relieve a scarcity of semiconductor chips in the vehicle sector which is hampering its fledgling economic restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ask for was produced in a letter from German Overall economy Minister Peter Altmaier to Wang.
The ministry stated it would wait around until eventually it experienced gained the letter in advance of selecting on whether to make contact with TSMC once again.
Automakers all-around the environment are shutting assembly traces due to problems in the shipping and delivery of semiconductors, which in some scenarios have been exacerbated by the former Trump administration’s actions from crucial Chinese chip factories.
The scarcity has afflicted Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co, Subaru Corp, Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co Ltd, Fiat Chrysler Cars and other car makers.