A perfect storm of under-investment, increased demand, shifts in manufacturing, and the COVID pandemic has led to a global shortage in computer chips, creating substantial production delays in goods ranging from smartphones and game consoles to automobiles. For carmakers, the lag time is reportedly as long as 40 weeks to fill a chip order placed today. Because companies in Taiwan and South Korea account for 83% of global production of processor chips and 70% of memory chips, the current shortage has raised concerns in the U.S. about overreliance on foreign manufacturers for critical technology components. www.bbc.com/news/technology-55936011
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