Thursday, April 8, 2021

Does key electronics' shortage imperil Foxconn's vehicle mfg. 'plan'?'

Having already blamed shifting market conditions and even "snowy and icy cold" winter weather (in Wisconsin) for its failure to launch manufacturing at the firm's bulldozed, valley-free Wisconn Valley rural Racine County site, Foxconn could be handed another excuse if its latest teased venture - electric vehicle production - is added to a published list of non-starters which include way of flat panel TVs, airport coffee kiosks and ice cream exports.

This is the relevant story:

General Motors and Ford halt production at more factories as global semiconductor shortage worsens

As I've said: Building electric vehicles in Mt. Pleasant would be nice, but it was hard to put much stock in that announced plan even before we have learned that a  shortage of key electronic components is slowing vehicle production by established car and truck makers already working with stressed supply chains worldwide. 

Here's an excellent in-depth look at the Foxconn fiasco: 

The 8th Wonder of the World

And here is my blog's Foxconn archive covering nearly four years with about 400 posts:

Foxconn Fever: A Primer.

From NBC Nightly News, 7/21/19 

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