A worker of WEEE Recycling Centre walks past old electrical appliances collected at EcoPark WEEE Recycling Centre in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district on 27 January 2011. Photo: SCMP
A worker of WEEE Recycling Centre walks past old electrical appliances collected at EcoPark WEEE Recycling Centre in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district on 27 January 2011. Photo: SCMP

Some chip-starved manufacturers are scavenging silicon from washing machines, as global shortage shows no sign of easing

  • Tesla said production remains hampered by shortages and elevated prices for key parts, while Volkswagen warned to expect negative effects from chip scarcity
  • Toyota Motor trimmed its output target by about 100,000 units for this year on insufficient semiconductor supply

A worker of WEEE Recycling Centre walks past old electrical appliances collected at EcoPark WEEE Recycling Centre in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district on 27 January 2011. Photo: SCMP
A worker of WEEE Recycling Centre walks past old electrical appliances collected at EcoPark WEEE Recycling Centre in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district on 27 January 2011. Photo: SCMP
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