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Why in the heck is there still a microchip shortage for cars?

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Microchips go into virtually everything we buy. At the beginning of the pandemic, automakers cut their semiconductor orders, anticipating a big downturn in sales. Manufacturers that make chips reallocated that factory space to much more profitable, much more in-demand chips for iPhones and PlayStations and other things. Now that auto sales are red-hot again, chipmakers can’t meet demand because their capacity has been spoken for.

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