Semiconductor Chip Crisis, Yamaha Indonesia Affected


The world’s automotive manufacturers have experienced a shortage of semiconductor chips in the last two years as a result of the Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic. Not only car manufacturers, this scarcity is also experienced by motorcycle manufacturers, including PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM).

YIMM’s Executive Vice President & COO), Dyonisius Beti, explained to what extent the global shortage of semiconductor chips has affected Yamaha’s production in Indonesia. According to Dyon, the scarcity of semiconductor chips has made the production of several Yamaha scooter models a bit disrupted.

“Especially in the Maxi, Yamaha’s technology is advanced, it uses a microchip, and it has a connective function, keyless. Now all of this cannot increase the capacity. It’s reduced a little, but it’s starting to recover. So the level is par, the same as last year. No can increase, waiting for semiconductor production capacity to increase,” Dyon told reporters at the JIExpo Kemayoran arena, Jakarta, Friday (27/5/2022).

With production capacity that cannot yet be increased, then how long will the pivot last for the affected Yamaha models? According to Dyon, the length of the pivot depends on each region. But in general, not many have an indent.

“For the Maxi category (indent) it depends on the area. But on average, first in, first out is not too pivot,” added Dyon.

Dyon continued, adding that the shortage of semiconductor chips is likely to continue until the end of 2022. To be sure, this chip crisis will soon be resolved as the economy recovers and the pandemic subsides.

“We have information that their investment (semiconductor chip producer) has been completed, all that’s left is to run the installation of the production machine. Maybe it won’t take long, until the end of this year,” explained Dyon.