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No end to the chip shortage

Sony‘s new gaming console has been sold out for months, and laptops and tablets are in short supply. The Volkswagen Group is also suffering from a shortage of the coveted parts, especially in China. Country manager Stephan Wöllenstein spoke of a “significant shortage of electronic parts.” In December, VW was able to produce around 50,000 fewer cars in China than planned. The shortage is also making itself felt in the domestic market. In car plants in Germany, the reason for short-time work is not COVID, but a lack of electronics deliveries. Audi CEO Markus Duesmann announced that a good 10,000 fewer cars would be built in the current quarter as a result. The shortage is expected to last until the second half of the year – or even longer.

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