Although the factories are running at full capacity, German chipmaker Infineon Technologies is warning of bottlenecks in the production of computer chips as a result of the corona crisis.
This is also because the group is dependent on other chip makers, Infineon reports in a trade report.
In the second quarter of the broken financial year, which ended at the end of March, Infineon sold many semiconductors, especially in the automotive sector.
According to CEO Reinhard Ploss, the market for semiconductors is booming and this is due to the energy transition and digitization.
Ploss points out that Infineon suffers from bottlenecks in those segments where the company is dependent on electronic components made by other companies.
This mainly concerns chips for cars and products that are connected to the internet.
At the end of March, Infineon's sales amounted to 2.7 billion euros, an increase of 3 percent compared to the previous quarter.
That is roughly the same as what analysts generally counted on.
At the bottom of the line, the chipmaker was left with 203 million euros, a fifth less compared to the end of December 2020.
The demand for computer chips is still high and causes problems in several sectors, including the automotive industry.
Because people are now at home as a result of the corona crisis, there is a much higher demand for laptops for working from home and, for example, game consoles, and chip manufacturers are finding that difficult.
For example, VDL in Born stopped its production for the next three days due to a chip shortage.
In addition, chip manufacturers in Europe, such as NXP and Infineon, are dependent on specialized companies such as the Taiwanese TSMC, where they have their chips made, due to the relocation of production.