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Crisis; What Chip Crisis? Mercedes Sales Dive 25%, Profit Jumps Nearly 20%

Crisis; What Chip Crisis? Mercedes Sales Dive 25%, Profit Jumps Nearly 20%. “Good times for Mercedes are coming, because when the chips are rolling again, the profit increases significantly. But Tesla will become an even stronger competitor in the future” The semiconductor shortage, which has crippled manufacturing by mass car makers, is a “crisis” made […]

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BMW Startles Investors With Strong Profit Forecast Uplift Despite Chip Crisis

BMW Startles Investors With Strong Profit Forecast Uplift Despite Chip Crisis. “There are tougher times ahead for the industry though, with some uncertainty over transaction prices and demand as the global economic rebound slows” BMW surprised investors with news it raised its profit forecast for 2021 to between 9.5% and 10.5% from its previous expectation […]

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Auto Maker’s Rosy Profit Outlook Could Be Undermined By Inflation, Chip Shortage

Auto Maker’s Rosy Profit Outlook Could Be Undermined By Inflation, Chip Shortage. “Demand will fully recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2022, but there are headwinds to earnings from rising prices, mainly steel, and temporary chips bottlenecks” The profit party could be over in 2022 for most of Europe’s auto manufacturers which boosted earnings in the […]

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Faster Technology May Solve Silicon Chip Shortage, Enhance Electric Cars

Faster Technology May Solve Silicon Chip Shortage, Enhance Electric Cars. “GaN will accelerate electric vehicle acceptance and that will be a huge benefit to the world” Necessity being the mother of invention, automotive manufacturers can soon move on from worrying about the silicon chip shortage to getting excited about how much better the replacement technology […]

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Chip Shortage Stymies Auto Recovery, While Supply Gap Inspires New Ideas

Chip Shortage Stymies Auto Recovery, While Supply Gap Inspires New Ideas. “Brexit, climate and Trump trade wars exposed the vulnerabilities of overly-rigid, just in time supply chains” The outlook for global auto sales is for continuing recovery from coronavirus lockdown slumps but at a slower pace than suggested by the early explosive rally, hampered by […]

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Chronic Auto Chip Shortage Pinpoints Players Ill Equipped To Survive

Chronic Auto Chip Shortage Pinpoints Players Ill Equipped To Survive. “The nature of the shortage shows many manufacturers simply hadn’t grasped the crucial role of semiconductors and couldn’t foresee this shortage” The chip shortage is not only a short-term problem for traditional auto manufacturers, it  signals to investors which companies have been asleep at the […]

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