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Experts say pandemic triggered global microchip shortage, revealed problem for the US

The mini-circuitry is the brain inside almost any digital device.

“They go into telephones, computers, game consoles, all sorts of electronic gear,” Scott Lambert, the president of the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, said.

Fighter jets, hospital ventilators and cars all use them.

The sophistication of the chips varies widely, depending on what they’re used for.

“When you look at, like, a smartphone, it has the most advanced microprocessor,” Sonderman noted. “The most advanced solutions, that cost a lot more than an automotive-based solution because of dimensional requirements of the computer chip, as we make things smaller and smaller.”

Even with

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16 Tech Roles That Are Experiencing A Shortage Of Talent

If you’ve been working in the tech space for any amount of time, you know there are tech talent shortages. Companies across the globe are investing in technology to improve business operations and strategies. The demand for specific technology experts is increasing, and leaders are seeing a shortage of people qualified to hold these roles. 

Below, industry leaders from Forbes Technology Council discuss some of the positions that are suffering or will suffer from a lack of experts within the next five years. If you’re looking to start or develop your career in the tech industry, consider pursuing one

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Commentary: Chip Shortage Forcing Farmers to Plan Ahead

By Gary Truitt

The biggest factor impacting the ability of U.S. farmers to produce the food we need has nothing to do with the weather, the markets, trade, regulations, or disease. The worldwide shortage of computer chips will impact all aspects of agriculture for the next two years and beyond.  Almost every piece of farm equipment, like most everything else in our lives, needs a computer chips to operate. Due in part to the Covid 19 Pandemic, there is a massive worldwide shortage of chips; and the industry is unable to meet the skyrocketing demand. Industry sources say the current

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CHIPS for America Act aims to correct computer chip shortage

‘The good news is this is one of those rare, rare points of consensus,’ said Sen. John Cornyn of funding for his CHIPS for America Act.

DALLAS — The global pandemic magnified supply chain problems throughout the world – from medical equipment to computer chips. 

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) arrived in Dallas, Thursday, to say his proposed solution is nearing the finish line.

In January, the U.S. Senate passed Cornyn’s CHIPS for America Act, which proposes substantial financial incentives to increase the production of semiconductors in the United States.

An altered semiconductor supply chain – while of concern to

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Semiconductor shortage affecting dealerships

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – A global shortage of computer chips is impacting car dealers across the country and right here in Mid-Michigan.

These chips – known as semiconductors – are a critical part of the car that’s used in power steering, infotainment and more. Without them, automakers are producing fewer cars.

“As soon as they come in, these new cars, they’re going right back out. Usually we have more cars than we do customers. Right now we’ve got more customers than we do cars,” said Terry Hanks, president of Sundance.

The semiconductor shortage caused GM’s Grand River plant to pause

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Cisco Channel Partner Urges Review of Supply Chain After Chip Shortage

Top Cisco partner CAE says nation-states need to secure supplies “to avoid the rise of computer chip nationalism.”

The channel is weighing in on comments Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins made about the current computer chip shortage.

Robbins told the BBC that the shortage of computer chips is set to last for most of this year. Many firms have seen production delayed because of a lack of semiconductors, caused by COVID-19 among other factors.

Cisco’s Chuck Robbins

“We think we’ve got another six months to get through the short term,” said Robbins. “Right now, it is a big problem … because

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