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Chip alliance for the automotive industry

Chips seem to be the most important component of every car at the moment. Since vehicles are full of electronics – digital speedometers, parking aids, or, quite banally, automatic window regulators – each of them needs dozens of chips. But those little semiconductor components are in pretty short supply right now, for a variety of reasons. Around 80 chips are in an average car, says Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, founder of the Center Automotive Research in Duisburg, in an interview with China.Table. “In premium models, it’s more like 100.”

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