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Chip, component shortages see no quick end in sight

The story has become somewhat familiar by now: semiconductors and other electronic components have been in short supply for months, with effects felt particularly in the automotive industry. This has meant long waits for new models, soaring prices for used cars, and in some cases temporary plant shutdowns as car production is halted.

Don’t hold your breath that this situation is going to end soon, as many industry observers don’t expect any relief until at least next year.

A perfect storm of circumstances, precipitated largely by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, has created a supply and demand crisis for semiconductors and

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Semiconductor chip shortage hurts El Paso car dealers, Juarez automotive maquiladoras

Border business leaders call for reshoring chip production from Asia, warn fallout will continue well into 2022

Ford pickup trucks built lacking computer chips are shown in parking lot storage in Dearborn, Mich., Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Automakers are cutting production as they grapple with a global shortage of computer chips, and that’s making dealers nervous. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – What Jon Barela saw on a recent trip to the Midwest put the semiconductor chip

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India takes diplomatic route to drive Motown out of the chip mess

Diplomacy has moved into top gear as the chips are down – more literally than you think – in India’s Motown.

New Delhi has reached out to Berlin, Washington, Tokyo and Taipei through diplomatic channels, urging them to prioritise the supply of semiconductors to the region so that plants in Manesar, Pune, or Chennai continue to roll out the best in the busiest season for cars.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stepped in to address the crisis, after a representation from the country’s leading vehicle and engine manufacturers through the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Production schedules of

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