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The global computer chip shortage finally hits Apple and its new iPhone 13 models

Oct 13, 2021
The company had managed to steer clear of the shortages that have hit carmakers and other manufacturers.
iPhone may cut production of some iPhone 13 models in response to the semiconductor chip shortage.
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What's behind the chip shortage?

Sep 17, 2021
Shortages happen when demand is greater than supply. When it comes to computer chips, there are problems on both sides of that equation.
The chip shortage has been made worse by shipping bottlenecks, worker shortages and supply chain issues.
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Ford wants more online, made-to-order sales. What does that mean for dealerships?

Aug 18, 2021
It's a tradeoff for dealerships. Lower inventory often means lower risk ... but is it an opportunity for competition?
A row of new Ford trucks at a Ford dealership in Colma, California.
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What this Dutch semiconductor company could tell you about the car market

Aug 2, 2021
NXP is one of the top suppliers of computer chips to automakers.
The Nijmegen, Netherlands headquarters of Dutch chip maker NXP in 2015.
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The chip shortage is idling Ford plants – and Ford autoworkers

Jul 1, 2021
The automotive business has its ups and downs, but union contracts protect workers from big pay cuts.
A Ford worker at an F-150 truck plant in Michigan.
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Shortage of semiconductors is a security risk, and what the U.S. can do about it

Apr 21, 2021
Semiconductors are in almost everything, including military equipment, and we don’t have enough of them.
Biden’s infrastructure proposal calls for $50 billion to create a technology directorate that would focus, in part, on semiconductor manufacturing.
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Why U.S. chipmakers want government help

Feb 16, 2021
The U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association has asked President Biden for robust funding for manufacturing and research.
Roughly only 12% of semiconductor chips are made in the U.S., says C.J. Muse, research analyst with investment banking advisory firm Evercore ISI.
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