. Semiconductor shortage has brought Canada’s car industry to a halt « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBC –  A shortage of semiconductor chips used for many components in vehicles, including power steering and cruise control, will result in layoffs this spring as a Windsor, Ont., assembly plant reduces its shifts.

When things slowed down in 2020, car companies slashed their orders from their suppliers for the components that go into them. When demand came roaring back, those same suppliers could not ramp up fast enough, especially the makers of the cheap little semiconductor microchips that are in just about everything these days.

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