Headline RoundupApril 30th, 2021

Perspectives: The Ongoing Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage

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A global shortage of semiconductor computer chips has impacted industries around the world, causing supply chain delays for everything from cars to smartphones and gaming consoles. On Wednesday, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said that supply constraints would limit sales of iPads and Macs, cutting the company’s revenue by $3 billion to $4 billion over the next three months. While the Biden administration has taken steps to address the shortage, including holding a summit with tech CEOs earlier this month, some manufacturers have warned that the shortage could last until 2022. Perspectives mostly came from business-focused outlets. Voices in some right-rated outlets argued against U.S. government involvement to address the shortage; voices in left-rated outlets tended to feature “why you should care”-style analysis.

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