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LSUKNUT
LSU Fan
Naples, Florida
Member since Jun 2007
2151 posts

Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
Yes, the automotive industry is taking a huge hit right now but here is the other side of the story.

I work for the U.S. side of an Italian robotics company that builds production equipment for the biggest hitters in the US. P&G, Clorox, SC Johnson, J&J, Nestle and the list goes on and on.

The electrical equipment required to build and run this equipment right now is few and far between. If this keeps up, no new plants will be built and existing plants are going to have a hard time keeping up with demand. I think China knows this is the way to take this country down without ever firing a single shot. It’s really strange to me the media is completely ignoring this huge warning sign. Just imagine if all US production comes to a hault. It will be the TP crisis times a million.


teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
64869 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
They are ignoring it because they are owned by China and/or hate America and want to see it fail.


BuckyCheese
Wisconsin Fan
Member since Jan 2015
22984 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
I assume you are talking about servo motors and the like?

Electrical equipment covers a lot.


Bamafan24
USA Fan
Huntsville
Member since Oct 2014
7560 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
Depending on a foreign country for necessary items was as dumb as it gets. Politicians sold us out to China a long time ago.


Wade Phillips
Member since Dec 2008
520 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
If we have the ability to manufacture the requisite components here, which we should, but outsource for cost efficiencies, how could this be any more than a short term disruption or market correction event. Prices will increase, for certain, but US would make chips and life goes on it seems.


ezride25
USA Fan
They call me ez
Member since Nov 2008
21436 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
That’s not a big it’s a feature.


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olemc999
Florida Fan
At a blackjack table
Member since Oct 2010
11450 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
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Electrical equipment covers a lot.


Thinking the same thing. We talking circuit boards, conduit…?


Big Scrub TX
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since Dec 2013
26032 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
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Depending on a foreign country for necessary items was as dumb as it gets. Politicians sold us out to China a long time ago.
And yet Trump was "xenophobic" for pointing this out - especially with regard to medicine and medical supplies.


LSUKNUT
LSU Fan
Naples, Florida
Member since Jun 2007
2151 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
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I assume you are talking about servo motors and the like?


Any AB or Siemens parts are virtually impossible to get a hold of right now.


geaux88
LSU Fan
Northshore, LA
Member since Oct 2003
16207 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
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Depending on a foreign country for necessary items was as dumb as it gets. Politicians sold us out to China a long time ago.


Truth.

Looking back, I know all the hate for FDR, and rightfully so, but AT LEAST he was smart enough to ramp up production and manufacturing at home for the storm that he knew was coming soon.

Don't understand how stupid and blind and corrupt we have become......


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TNoon
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2020
359 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
Guys, think least common denominator….that’s the point. I’ve been waiting for an electrical component for kitchen oven/ microwave for 1 year.


dakarx
Member since Sep 2018
3577 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
Industrial microcontrollers, PLCs and the like, supplies are starting to dry up quickly.

Even the "hobby type" boards for things like the Arduino, STM32, ESP32/8266 etc...all prices are starting to rise.

The entire automation industry is in for a rough ride.


TBoy
Notre Dame Fan
Kalamazoo
Member since Dec 2007
17797 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
The largest chip manufacturer is in Taiwan. Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea all make as many or more chips than China.


olemc999
Florida Fan
At a blackjack table
Member since Oct 2010
11450 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
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Guys, think least common denominator….that’s the point. I’ve been waiting for an electrical component for kitchen oven/ microwave for 1 year.


Just curious. What brand?


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Nosevens
Member since Apr 2019
3783 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
Kinda like having a 57 Chevy in Cuba . They seem to keep them going somehow . When American cars from Detroit had endurance


BeepNode
The City of Central
Member since Feb 2014
5781 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
I don't know if China wants to incentivize America into finding other ways to get their shite manufactured.

I think this is all a blunder for China, as well.


teke184
LSU Fan
Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
64869 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
Not sure if they are intentionally fricking with us or if they are having their own issues.

Based off the discussions about the real estate corporation that is having major problems over there, their issues may be that they were heavily involved with building China’s ghost cities and got stiffed by China for it.

That may be one of the first shoes to drop in the Chinese economy, which has been referred to as a house of cards for a while now.


LSUKNUT
LSU Fan
Naples, Florida
Member since Jun 2007
2151 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
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The largest chip manufacturer is in Taiwan. Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea all make as many or more chips than China


“The other side of the chip shortage” you dip shite.

I believe you’ll keep blowing China Joe to his grave.


back9Tiger
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA.
Member since Nov 2005
11370 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
You sound like I B Chinaman.


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Taxing Authority
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Feb 2010
46942 posts

re: Chip Shortage - What You Haven’t Heard
ICs are like petro feedstocks--they are in everything. A chip embargo would be far worse than the oil embargo of the 70s.


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