The semiconductor shortage impacting the automotive industry has left companies and countries scrambling for solutions. Chipmakers are working to increase manufacturing capacity, but building new manufacturing plants requires multibillion-dollar investments and at least 18 months to launch. Automakers and parts suppliers are looking to balance just-in-time manufacturing systems with holding more inventory of chips and the crucial parts and components that use them.

Carla Bailo

Carla Bailo

President & CEO, CAR

Bettina Weiss

Chief of Staff, SEMI

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