How Tesla pivoted to avoid the global chip shortage that could last years | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

How Tesla pivoted to avoid the global chip shortage that could last years

Tesla explained how it pivoted to avoid the global microchip shortage that Intel now says could last for several more years

Tesla uses several chips inside its vehicles for different control systems and its infotainment system. Most famously, the automaker uses a chip that it designed itself for its self-driving software.

That chip is produced by Samsung.

Interestingly, Tesla disclosed that it managed to avoid being too affected by the chip shortage through pivoting to microcontrollers and developing new firmware to work with new chips from different suppliers.

The company wrote in its shareholders letter:

“In Q1, we were able to navigate through global chip supply shortage issues in part by pivoting extremely quickly to new microcontrollers, while simultaneously developing firmware for new chips made by new suppliers.”

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