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Transmission Archives

Chip shortage will have ‘severe impact’ on 93% of auto industry

Sebastian Blanco Friday, May 21, 2021

The chip shortage has been going on long enough to generate some survey data, and there are some positive things to be found there, but overall the picture is bleak. The general trend seems to be that the impact will be massive and it will last at least through most of 2021, but there are […]

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Chip shortage or crisis? Semiconductor issue illustrates the difference

Sebastian Blanco Monday, May 17, 2021

On the Transmission show this week, we speak with Dan Hearsch, managing director at AlixPartners, about the difference between a shortage and a crisis. In the auto supply chain world, that distinction means a lot as automakers continue to scramble to source the semiconductor chips they need to keep building cars. Hearsch told us that […]

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Chip shortage will be with us a long while; Hyundai invests over $7B in US

Sebastian Blanco Monday, May 17, 2021

The semiconductor chip shortage continues to be the dominant news item in the automotive supply chain world. Not that anyone is surprised by this anymore. The NTEA, the association for the work truck industry, said in its May 2021 edition of NTEA News that it expects the semiconductor chip issue to cause some sort of […]

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