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Ford shuts down a factory because it doesn't find enough computer chips

Ford shuts down a factory because it doesn’t find enough computer chips

The Louisville plant employs 3,800 workers every hour, and they will receive about 75% of their regular wages during the one-week shutdown period. It collects a Ford Escape and a Lincoln version of the SUV, the Corsair.

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Automakers cut orders for computer chips early last year when it was The pandemic slammed the brakes on auto sales And production due to temporary Close the factory.
When the car Sales have rebounded Sooner than expected, the industry was left to grapple with a shortage of chips. This has been exacerbated by the increased demand for laptops during the stay at home period – and The electronic and computing industries are picking up on it The oversupply of the chips, Kristin Dzechik, vice president of research at the Center for Automotive Research, a research center in Michigan, said.

She said, “It is temporary, but it will not be short-lived.” The problems are likely to persist during the first three months or so of the year. Hopefully, supplies will return to normal in the second quarter.

She said the average car has between 50 and 150 chipsets. All chips are required to proceed to assemble the cars.

The problem doesn’t just affect US auto factories – factories in Europe and Asia also deal with chips Imperfection.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Ford’s shutdown was the first in the industry due to a shortage of chips. Ford shutdown is just the latest car factory out of business due to a shortage of chips.