Bosch says it is in daily contact with its suppliers and customers as many automakers continue to battle the shortage of semiconductors.

The issue stems from a resurgence in demand as the industry starts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a global shortage of chips for automakers and electronics makers, causing delays.

Another factor driving shortages stems from global lockdowns instituted by governments in a bid to fight coronavirus, as vast numbers of people are both working from home on laptops or using gaming consoles.

“Due to various factors, the global procurement market is currently experiencing a general shortage of certain semiconductor components,” a Bosch spokesperson told just-auto.

“Bosch cannot divorce itself from this trend either.

“Despite the difficult market situation, Bosch is doing all it can to keep its customers supplied and to keep any further impact to a minimum. In this respect, we are in close daily contact with our suppliers and customers.”