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European Chip Shortage Threatens China’s Auto Industry

European Chip Shortage Threatens China’s Auto Industry
According to industry officials, a shortage of European-made chips used in automotive manufacturing threatens to disrupt production in China well into 2021, with chip makers announcing that they may raise prices and expand production in response. From computerised engine control for improved fuel economy, to driver assistance systems such as emergency braking, the auto industry has become increasingly dependent on chips - many of them manufactured in Europe. Due to Covid-19 lockdowns, early 2020 saw a slowdown in automotive production, but the industry has seen a resurgence in demand as consumers look to travel in private vehicles rather than using...

Component Suppliers See Growing Orders from Wearables and Automotive Electronics

Component Suppliers See Growing Orders from Wearables and Automotive Electronics
Orders for components and materials from manufacturers of consumer electronics products such as true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds, wearables and smartwatches are starting to pick up, following the recovery of previously delayed end-market demand, according to upstream supply chain sources. Suppliers also expect a surge in orders from the automotive electronics industry in 2021, as clients' inventory is gradually depleting, the sources added. Many channel retailers have also been strengthening their deployments in Southeast Asia, and are developing new consumer products to meet local needs, providing new orders for materials and components. But for the handset business, the situation may...

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