The worldwide chip shortage

Andre Ortiz, Staff Writer

Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an occurring problem with electronic parts such as microchips being in short supply due to less manufacturing and supply chain issues caused by the pandemic response and reduced consumer sales. According to data gathered by GlobalData we can expect the shortage to continue till the latter half of 2022 with it affecting all tech sectors such as automotive, computers, smartphones, with solutions likely to be an increase in mining for metals required in their manufacturing and investments made by u.s business to increase production. This affects us in school as we rely on Chromebooks in order to complete our work and stay on top at school in case we have to quarantine and prevent a complete shutdown in the occurrence of an outbreak.