Latest Computer components News

As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up

May. 12, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the next few months, Charlie Gilchrist figures his 11 car dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will sell just about every new vehicle they can get from the factories — and at increased prices. In normal times, that would be cause for joy. Not...

Taiwan's April exports surge, propelled by chip exports

May. 07, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s exports rose by double digits in April, boosted by demand for processor chips as global manufacturing revived. Exports increased 38.7% over a year earlier to $35 billion in April, the 10th straight month of gains, Ministry of Finance...

GM expects big 2021 profit, says it's managing chip shortage

May. 05, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

Detroit (AP) — General Motors’ first-quarter net income surged to $2.98 billion as strong U.S. consumer demand and higher prices offset production cuts brought on by a global shortage of computer chips. Despite the shortage, GM stuck with full-year pretax earnings...

Intel: $3.5B investment is critical to microchip future

May. 03, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Intel will be investing $3.5 billion in its New Mexico plant to manufacture what executives said Monday will fuel “a new era of innovation” and advanced computing as demands increase for the tiny microchips used in nearly all modern devices. ...

US government taking creative steps to counter cyberthreats

Apr. 28, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI operation that gave law enforcement remote access to hundreds of computers to counter a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software is a tool that is likely to be deployed “judiciously” in the future as the Justice Department, aware of privacy...

Ford posts profit, says chip shortage may cut production 50%

Apr. 28, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. posted a surprising $3.26 billion first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, but the company said a worsening global computer chip shortage could cut its production in half during the current quarter. Chief Financial Officer John Lawler said...

Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

Apr. 12, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader. “We need to...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...

Tesla 1Q sales of 185K more than double last year's numbers

Apr. 02, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla says it delivered nearly 185,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter despite a shortage of computer chips that has hit the global auto industry. The number was more than double the deliveries for the same period last year. And it beat Wall Street...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 01, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...