More chips needed for auto industry | Oct 14, 2022

Lewis, who represents the Ontario riding of Essex, said the automotive industry in Ontario is struggling with a shortage of some electronic goods produced in Taiwan. While visiting the country, he said, he spoke to manufacturers directly to ask for increased supplies.

“We’ve got parking lots full of cars, finished product cars, that sit in the parking lot, can’t be sold, because we don’t have semiconductors,” he said.

Lewis said he and other MPs met with senior executives at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd., the world’s largest contract chipmaker, and asked them to “put Canada at the top of the list.”

Lewis said MPs were assured that Taiwan is working “very diligently” to build more chips.