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Nissan to halt operations of US factory amid chip shortage

Automaker's supply chain affected by rising COVID infections in Malaysia

Production at Nissan's plant in Smyrna, in the U.S. state of Tennessee, will be suspended for two weeks.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Nissan Motor on Monday will halt operations at an assembly plant in the U.S. due to a semiconductor supply shortage stemming from rising COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, sources told Nikkei.

The Japanese carmaker's Smyrna plant in Tennessee produces the Leaf electric vehicle and Rogue SUV. Nissan plans to resume operations on Aug. 30, but that date could change depending on the chip situation.

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