The Mercedes-Benz supercar left the Daimler factory on December 08, 2015 in Cindelfingen, Germany.
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Martin Dam, CEO of Daimler Track, said on Friday that he was more concerned about the economic impact of the Coronavirus outbreak and the global semiconductor shortage.
“Right now I’m more concerned about semiconductors than VV,” Dam told CNBC’s “Street Signs Europe”. Even in the depths of the problem, trucks are needed to keep our system alive.
Daov says he does not currently consider Covd to be a major risk factor for Daimler’s car. “The hazards are in the supply situation, especially through the semiconductor,” he said.
The executive truck manufacturers regularly “estimate the market” and then set targets for market share. “Then you feel what your product quota is,” Daoum said.
“Call your semiconductor suppliers now, ask how much you can get and this is basically your production program because you know every truck you build will sell.”
Automotive chip maker Infineon He is struggling. To meet the needs of semiconductors, said Rainhard Plus, CEO of the company. “Automotive, but other regulators, are currently very strict on supply,” Plus told CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe on Wednesday.
“We are far from meeting the demand,” he said, adding that demand was growing because of the later construction. “The problems are getting worse and worse.”
In September, Infinion launched a new 6 1.6 billion ($ 1.8 billion) semiconductor plant in Vilch, Austria, in an effort to meet the demand. He said the chips from the factory will be mainly used to meet the demand of solar and wind power for automotive industry, data centers and renewable energy.
Analysts say the move to electric vehicles is not helping semiconductor shortages because they require 10 times more chips than traditional vehicles.
But the electric vehicles being produced by the Daimler truck do not need “significantly higher” semiconductors compared to their internal combustion engines, Dam said.
“I say it’s less than 10%, so that’s not a critical point.”