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General Motors suspends three factories in the US due to a shortage of computer chips

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The closure of GM plants comes after US chipmaker Qualcomm said it was unable to fulfill orders from the auto industry.

General Motors suspends three factories in the US due to a shortage of computer chips

General Motors (GM) is the latest in a line of carmakers to experience the effects of the global semiconductor chip shortage, including as a result of politicians of former US President Donald Trump in relation to China. </p >

The automotive giant said it will completely halt production at three of its North American factories next week.

In addition, GM's South Korea plant will operate at half its capacity, the automaker said Wednesday.

GM does not disclose how much volume will be lost or which supplier will be affected by the chip shortage.

“Semiconductor supply for the global automotive industry remains highly volatile,” the company said in a statement.

The shortage has led to production cuts by several other automakers, including Volkswagen, Ford, Subaru, Toyota and Nissan.

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