Infineon CEO Reinhard Ploss expects the chip crisis to ease from the second half of 2022. “We are in good shape when car production and chip delivery come into balance in the third quarter,” he said at the “Handelsblatt” car summit. However, there is a lot of catching up to do. Ploss referred to the long lead time in chip production – it takes about a year to build a new factory, the production cycle is then another half a year or even more. The ability of the value chain to respond to increasing demand is limited, he said.
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