The lack of chips not only impairs your access to processors and graphics processors – they also hurt the automotive market. CNBC,, ABC News and On the edge report that Ford and Nissan are cutting production in response to a shortage of semiconductors. Ford is idling at an SUV plant in Louisville, Kentucky this week, extending downtime scheduled for later in 2021. Meanwhile, Nissan is cutting production at its plant in Oppama, Japan.
Other brands may also face problems. In December, Volkswagen said it was changing production in China, Europe and North America in light of the shortage. Fiat Chrysler and Toyota also talked about production problems. GM should not have cut production, spokesman David Barnas said CNBCbut monitors chip issues.