Ford and Nissan will cut vehicle production due to a chip shortage

  • January 10, 2021
Chip shortages aren’t just hurting your access to CPUs and GPUs — they’re hurting the car market, too. CNBC, ABC News and The Verge report that Ford and Nissan are scaling back production in response to semiconductor shortages. Ford is idling an SUV…

Tesla made half a million electric cars in 2020

  • January 2, 2021
Tesla just reached an important production milestone. The electric vehicle maker has confirmed that it reached its goal of producing half a million cars in 2020, having built 509,737 EVs before the year was out. It didn’t quite deliver that many (‘ju…

Tesla will halt Model S and X production for 18 days

  • December 12, 2020
Tesla has plenty of demand for its electric cars despite the pandemic, but that doesn’t appear to extend to its highest-end EVs. CNBC has obtained an internal Tesla email revealing that the automaker will shut down production for the Model S and Mode…

Apple may move some production to Vietnam to avoid trade tensions

  • November 26, 2020
Your next Apple device might not come from China. A Reuters source claims Apple’s primary contract manufacturer, Foxconn, is moving some iPad and MacBook production to Vietnam to diversify production and reduce the potential damage from the ongoing t…

US slaps trade restrictions on China’s top chipmaker

  • September 26, 2020
The US didn’t waste much time blocking sales to China’s largest chipmaker. According to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, the Commerce Department has added Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to its entity list, effectivel…