With the semiconductor shortage wreaking havoc across the global automotive ecosystem, Gurgaon-based Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz is “somehow coping” with the disruption.
“We have been constantly talking to our suppliers, and these are global companies. It is just figuring out how best we can use alternatives, negotiate with them or change the designs in some ways that could help us in this situation,” Anuj Kapuria, founder and CEO told Autocar Professional recently.
However, unlike many other suppliers which rely purely on external design with their core expertise confined to manufacturing, his R&D-driven company holds the intellectual property rights for its hardware products.
“If there is a shortage, we have found alternatives…for instance, switching to a pin-to-pin compatible connector. I would not want to be in the position of a person who is making someone else’s design at this point in time,”…