Toyota suspends plant operations due to semiconductor shortage
🟩 Is there a shortage of semiconductors until Toyota?
While many automakers are cutting production due to a shortage of semiconductors,
Toyota should have secured production from major customers to maintain production
🟩 Renesas Electronics Fire
Fire breaks out at Renesas Naka Plant, which manufactures in-vehicle microcomputers, in March
Production has resumed, but shipments will not return to the level before the fire until July.
It may have affected the suspension of production this time.
🟩 Automotive and semiconductors
Recent automobiles use a lot of semiconductors due to high-tech technology.
“Only a few percent of the production volume of semiconductor manufacturers is allocated to the automobile industry”
In this way, the impact on the semiconductor industry as a whole is not
significant (so it seems that the priority of supply to automobiles is lower).
Even Toyota is suffering from a semiconductor shortage.
Let’s think positively that the demand was higher than expected!