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Why chips remain scarce

The Guangzhou Automobile Group’s Trumpchi GS8: Due to the semiconductor shortage, the Chinese automaker is now taking a stake in local chip manufacturers.

The market for semiconductors has become a permanent problem for car manufacturers. Demand is rising, but supply is stagnating at best. This has consequences: Not enough cars are being built to meet demand. As a result, profit margins are rising, but manufacturers can forget about their growth strategies. And for a long time. A new study by management consultants AlixPartners predicts that the shortage of semiconductors will continue to affect production in 2024.

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