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Automotive IC shortages to remain

The car industry has been plagued by component shortages, and automotive IC shortages are likely to last till at least 2023. TSMC's plan to build a mature process fab in Japan comes as good news for a semiconductor sector yearning for more capacity supply. And PanelSemi CEO Ting Chin-lung is making efforts to materialize his concept of "panel semiconductor."

Automotive IC shortage to persist for next 2-3 years: The global shortage of automotive ICs is likely to last beyond next year until 2023 or even 2024, and automakers worldwide are trying all possible means to counter, according to industry sources.

TSMC sees fab capacity stay tight, mulls new fab in Japan: TSMC will see its 12- and 8-inch fab capacities stay tight in 2021 and throughout 2022, and is gearing up for its next stage of growth, said company CEO CC Wei at an earnings earnings conference call held on October 14.

Panel semiconductor: Q&A with PanelSemi CEO Ting Chin-Lung: Chinese panel makers have become the world's largest LCD makers after over a decade of fierce market competition, while South Korean panel makers have chosen to gradually withdraw from the LCD market and turn their attention to OLED.