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Hyundai latest to suspend production due to computer chip shortage
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30th Mar 2021
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Hyundai latest to suspend production due to computer chip shortage

Hyundai has suspended production at one of its factories in South Korea thanks to a shortage of semiconductor computer chips. Hyundai is the latest car maker to pause manufacturing due to the chip shortage, with General Motors, Honda, Stellantis, and a number of other companies announcing similar situations over the past month. A spokesperson for Hyundai Australia told CarAdvice the impact to local buyers is expected to be minimal.
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Ben Zachariah
General Motors facing US$2 billion loss due to semiconductor shortage
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11th Feb 2021
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General Motors facing US$2 billion loss due to semiconductor shortage

General Motors' profits could fall by US$2 billion (AU$2.6 billion) in 2021, due to an ongoing international shortage of semiconductor chips. The Detroit-based automotive conglomerate made the grim predictions during an offical statement, following the release of its fourth quarter 2020 earnings report.
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Global semiconductor shortage threatens to further delay new car production
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14th Jan 2021
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Global semiconductor shortage threatens to further delay new car production

A global semiconductor shortage – caused by the coronavirus crisis – is threatening to slam the brakes on vehicle assembly lines around the world. For now, the impact on new-car deliveries in Australia is unclear, but the shortage has already paused vehicle production in Japan and the UK. The silicon electrical circuits are used in a wide range of vehicle systems, including cell phone integration, heads-up displays, autonomous driving aids, and infotainment.
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