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A hopeful General Motors executive had recently indicated that the worst of the year long global shortage in microchips could be over. The sudden upswing in the need for computers and smartphones, along with the growing demand for electronic cars has overwhelmed microchip supplies. Germany and the USA have pledged to increase thire production rates to help end the shortage

Many are made in Japan, Malaysia, the EU, the UK, Thailand, Australia, Costa Rica and the USA

The vast bulk are from South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan, the latter 2 then using genuine Govid-19 concerns to de facto throttle off supplies to the rest of the world for the past year or so.

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  1. https://www.nasdaq.com/videos/how-does-the-microchip-shortage-affect-consumers
  2. https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/02/worst-of-microchip-shortage-may-be-over-says-general-motors/
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