As companies struggle to produce products during supply chain disruptions, here are some of the supplies that aren’t showing up.

Rob Spiegel

April 27, 2022

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It’s not just chips. In addition to the shortages of semiconductors in the automotive industry, chip shortages will continue to affect 5D, pharmaceuticals, and batteries through most of 2022, according to the report Tech, Media, & Telecom (TMT) Predictions 2022.

Shortages will continue to hit smartphones and gaming consoles. Consumers will see rising prices and a general lack of widespread availability. Apple has already cut iPhone production by 10%. A stunning 94% of Fortune 1000 companies have been affected by disruptions, according to Accenture.

Ultimately, the chip shortage will be solved by large investments in chip manufacturing from Western governments. These investments will include exploration, mining, and the processing of critical minerals to diversify supply.

Click on the slideshow to get a picture of the products that have been stymied by supply chain disruptions. Some of these items are surprising.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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