A Global Shortage In Computer Chips Hits Auto Industry. What Industries Are Next?

A global shortage in computer chips has been nearly a year in the making. It’s hitting the auto industry now, but the impacts may soon extend to consumer electronics, appliances and more.

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Automakers around the world are being hobbled by something thinner than a piece of paper. A chip shortage is shutting down auto factories, sending workers home and halting productions on several car lines. NPR’s Ryan Kailath reports on how we got here.

RYAN KAILATH, BYLINE: Cars these days are basically 2-ton computers on wheels. So when auto production first shut down at the beginning of the pandemic, it meant a lot of

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