TSMC announced on January 28 that it is redeploying production capacity to increase support for the global semiconductor industry to alleviate the impact of automotive chip supply problems on the automotive industry.

Industry sources said that TSMC will bring in "super hot runs" to give priority to the production of automotive chips. However, it may take up to three months before delivery, or even longer.

The Nikkei Asian Review pointed out that TSMC’s super hot runs will shorten the production cycle by up to 50%. The production cycle of most automotive chips is about 40-50 days, after which the time can be shortened to 20-25 days or even less.

Industry insiders further pointed out that super hot runs will reduce the efficiency of production equipment, disrupt the production schedule after three months, increase production costs and possible yield loss. In addition, these risks may also be reflected in prices.