VIDEO. The end of the shortage of semiconductors will not take place before “several quarters”, according to the European Commissioner Thierry Breton



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For the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, the shortage of semiconductors which penalizes the automotive industry in particular but “will not be erased in three months either”.

The end of the semiconductor shortage, which particularly affects the global automotive and digital industries, will not happen before “several quarters”, estimated Sunday, November 14 the European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton, during the program Political Questions. Thierry Breton assures us, however, that “the peak is behind us”.

“It will not last, he added. However, that will not go away in three months either. “. Semiconductors, produced mainly in Asia, are indispensable in the electronics industry. Because of the rebound in demand after the pandemic, they have been affected by a global shortage since the start of 2021.

The automotive sector, where semiconductors such as microchips are ubiquitous, is probably the most affected. In the third quarter, auto factories have thus chained the days of closures.

Regarding the effect of this shortage on next Christmas shopping, the European Commissioner believes “that there will undoubtedly be a little delay” in production, while qualifying: “We are not facing an absolutely dramatic shortage.”


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