Chip crisis hits Nissan, Suzuki plants - sources

The global chip shortage is forcing Nissan and Suzuki to temporarily halt production at some plants in June.

That's according to sources with direct knowledge of the plans.

Nissan will reportedly idle a factory in southern Japan for three days at the end of June.

While making production adjustments during the month at other plants.

The sources added that Nissan will also temporarily halt production of some models at its Mexico plant.

Suzuki will idle three factories in Japan for several days according to two sources.

A Suzuki spokesperson though said the plan "has not been confirmed".

Elsewhere, Mitsubishi will reduce production by 30,000 vehicles in total in June at five plants across Asia.

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC said on Friday (May 21) that it has increased its output for a key component for automotive semiconductors by 60% compared with last year.

The world's largest contract chipmaker says it has taken "unprecedented actions" to help automakers battle the chip shortage.

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