The Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) spoke out for the development of a “coordinated European initiative” to create a network of factories for the production of microcircuits in Europe as quickly as possible, as a result of which the dependence on their supplies from Asia will be eliminated. This is stated in the ACEA letter addressed to the European Commission.
“The current crisis shows how vulnerable the semiconductor supply chain is and how it is necessary to minimize our dependence on foreign markets, especially in Asia, for the availability of these vital components,” said Oliver Zipse, head of ACEA, chairman of the board of directors of BMW. / p>
He also pointed out that currently European car manufacturers are essentially making ends meet, while Asian brands have forged relationships with their local suppliers.
At the same time, ACEA clarified that it will take several years to create such factories in Europe, due to which European manufacturers will experience a shortage of microcircuits, since most of the semiconductor production has moved to countries with cheaper labor.