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How a perfect storm created the global chip shortage

Countries and companies seek ways to avoid devastating replay

The chip shortage is on the radar screens of global leaders, elevating concerns about the risks of foreign supplies.   © Reuters

A chip shortage that has squeezed global automakers since late last year offered a snapshot of how the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical uncertainties have distorted supply chains in the highly globalized semiconductor industry.

The question is: Will it lead to a reshaping of the industry's landscape?

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