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Can Volkswagen Solve Auto Chip Supply Chain?

Volkswagen's Cariad software unit has struck a deal with STMicroelectronics and TSMC. The partnership presents advantages and pitfalls for all parties
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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake?
The automotive industry is scrambling to secure wafers for chips to plug into their vehicles. Volkswagen, hoping to game the system, has partnered with ST and TSMC. The automaker’s turn toward collegiality, however, must be backstopped by real commitments. And although the policy of one chip designer, one product, one foundry sounds clean and efficient, it could trigger unintended consequences.  

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